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My first experience with Linux music software

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Carlos Moraes
Joined: 04/17/2010

Hi there ...

I've been a Linux user for more then 10 years and, after being away from my guitar for more then 5 years, I've just found out about all the cool music software available for Linux (Hydrogen included) and got back on playing again.

This is the first song (actually, it is kind a study) I wrote after a looong time. The drum kit is a custom one made with some of the samples of the kits available for download at the Hydrogen site.

Software used:
- Ardour2 (
- Hydrogen (
- Rosegarden (
- Fluidsynth (

It is an instrumental guitar rock a la Vai and Satriani (but far, far away from their talent and technique).

It is called Today is the Day of Anxiety.

Here it is:

Enjoy it (or not! :P).

Joined: 04/17/2010

Hola a todos, ;-)

...congratulations for your "the 1st song on GNU/LInux" :-))

Bye :-))

Joined: 04/17/2010

I really liked it... well done! Did you use a software for guitar effects or use your amp? And, basses?

Carlos Moraes
Joined: 04/17/2010

Hi michele and agonified !
Thank you for your kind comments.

Answering agonified:
The guitars were recorded through a very old preamp (ADA MP-1) connected to the PC, then routed to some LADSPA plugins (C* amp emulation, C* eq and C* speaker emulation) then to ardour.
The bass was programmed in rosegarden triggering a fluidsynth with some bass soundfont I can't remember right now.