A quick question, since you’re all here. (I promise to post the article on bound functions tonight, this one is not the day’s main article.)
I would like, if I can, to use an open source program as a music studio — something that I can use to record individual tracks from a line in (microphone, piano, etc.), record one track while listening to others, mix down to stereo, export as .wav, etc. I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10, so Windows-only programs are no use to me.
Because I have never done this before, I have no idea whether the program that I want even exists, and if so what it’s called, or whether there are competing alternatives, or what. I’m guessing that for those in the know, there a single The Right Answer, just as the GIMP is the The Right Answer for photo manipulation and OpenOffice for WYSIWYG document preparation. (I know that there are alternatives to both, but they are clear category leaders.)
If any of you know about music-studio software, I’d really appreciate your recommendations. Thanks in advance!
Update (almost immediately)
Oh, and if anyone has any thoughts on what cheap sound-card I should buy to get the most out of the software, please do say!