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:

- Ardour
- Rosegarden
- Supercollider

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.

@JigmeDatse ah okay, thanks for that. Lately I definitely prefer tools (for whatever) that aren't too fussy or involve too much learning - I'm not a professional, just need to get some stuff out of my head asafp


@nico I *really* like Audacity if it would be something which would meet your needs. There are things which I *think* I wouldn't recommend doing with it. But the tools that are available in it as it stands, and that you can work with if you want *will* allow you to do pretty much anything with it.

If you want to be able to do audio recording, and multi-track stuff, and most of the "basic" stuff it's fantastic.

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