Does anyone know about computer music production tools? I was wondering if there was a program where you could sort of layer things and save a project like that (not like a drum machine type thing but just arbitrarily place things if that makes sense) also I don't have a clue what I'm talking about so sorry if this sounds stupid
@nico There are lots of different things. I'm not quite sure what you mean entirely, but I tend to look at FLOSS projects in preference to commercial projects (especially since anything I've tried commercially for "digital art", I'm not even sure if it would run on this machine). If you mean recording (or collecting) multiple tracks, and then being able to mix them, my choice (and I don't think it's the best) for myself would be Audacity.
@JigmeDatse Okay thank you, possibly I need to know more about what I'm trying to say. Most people have said Audacity though
@nico My recommendation of that, is more that I'm very familiar with it. I also have:
installed which would be my "music production" stuff. But only the barest familiarity of these.
I think once you've got the basics with Audacity, it's usually fairly easy to figure other stuff out, if you have a basic understanding of music/audio production. The other ones can take a while to get anywhere "real" with them.
Anyway, I don't do music production, but Audacity is very underrated imo. There's also Ardour which is a fully-featured DAW. But, again, learning curve.
Having looked at Ardour (and I'll keep taking looks at it) I find that it feels a lot like trying to do things in Adobe products without a background in them. You want to do something simple, and can't figure it out, and finally go back to doing it in something "simple" like Audacity and get it done in 10 minutes after having not done so in 2 hours with something "better".
@nico @teslas_moustache I see people who work with similar systems, and go "hey cool, that's awesome what you're doing there," then decide to try it out myself. I *will* say that I like supercollider if you are willing to spend some time before getting anything "cool" happening with it. But what I like about it, is there is a *great* tutorial built in (at least it is for me) which takes you from not knowing anything, to (I think) understanding how to do some really cool stuff with it.
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