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European Commission Sponsors Linux Audio Distribution 156

krez writes: "Lately I've been looking for info on open-source audio recording & processing software. Not an easy task really: Suites like Brahms for KDE, and GLAME for Gnome are a good start, but I've yet to find a program - or a series of programs - that even approach something as comprehensive as Cubase or Cakewalk on those other platforms. Anyway, here's something that might just prove to be a good start. The European Commission is sponsoring a distribution called AGNULA (A GNU/Linux Audio distribution). The distribution will come in two flavours: Debian-based, and RedHat-based. You can read about the project and it's goals at" The Debian side of this project is called DeMuDi, and it's been mentioned here before.
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European Commission Sponsors Linux Audio Distribution

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  • by ObviousGuy ( 578567 ) <> on Wednesday May 29, 2002 @02:35AM (#3600537) Homepage Journal
    If you play the binary image of Linux over a radio, do you have to provide source?
  • RMS (Score:2, Funny)

    by SashaM ( 520334 ) <msasha@gma i l . com> on Wednesday May 29, 2002 @04:29AM (#3600782) Homepage

    a distribution called AGNULA (A GNU/Linux Audio distribution).

    Looks like RMS got his way with this one :-)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 29, 2002 @11:02AM (#3602010)
    I would like very much to reduce my dependence on Redmond. So, when it came time to upgrade my machine, I considered upgrading my OS & software as well.

    I looked around, under, and over, and my options were...nothing. There are a lot of toys for Linux out there, but nothing that can hook all the pieces of my digital studio together.

    I'm not necessarily looking for an open source solution. If Cakewalk (SONAR) or even Cubase were available for Linux, I'd probably go there. I'd be willing to pay the money and continue using proprietary software just to move off of Windows. But the reason Audio software costs so much is that it is hard to write well.

    Trust me - it's much worse to lose a perfect take because of a digital clock sync glitch than it is to lose a document I'm composing. Much worse. In addition to being technically ignorant, stoned, and irresponsible, musicians are just not going to stop a recording session to code a quick driver fix so they can finish the song. They'll throw the thing out the window & set it on fire. Don't you watch the Osbournes?

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