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> I wanted to see if there's a way to set up a home recording
> mini-studio using Linux. In Windoze, there's things like Cubase,
> Ableton, Reason, Wavelab, etc... What's available in Linux for that
> purpose (recording, sequencing, mixing, sound effects), and which of
> those does Gentoo have in the Portage tree?
besides the things gerrit aalready mentioned, it's important to
understad that you need a low latency soundserver: JACK.
At first become familiar with JACK and then try to run only JACK enabled
applications. ardour, rosegarden, muse, hydrogen and qjackctl are. Even
recent versions of Audacity can be run on top of JACK.
JACK cannot (yet) transport MIDI, so for MIDI use the ALSA sequencer
instead of the outdated OSS devices /dev/midi*. The ALSA sequencer
allows arbitrary MIDI connections between hardware- and software ports.
BTW: THe advantage of JACK is not only low latency audio but allowing
arbitrary audio connections as well.
For support I recommend to join the linux audio user mailing list.
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