I love when you let me know about killer software:
My name is Andrew Portess (also known as portessa when in your chat room as well as part of the community at geeks.pirillo.com). I saw the video you did on the 19th about David Crandall, who I agree has great talent as a musician. I also create my own music but my reason for e-mailing you today was to recommend some music software I read about recently in Sound On Sound Magazine, a UK magazine for musicians and sound engineers.
The software I’m referring to is called Ardour and is a FREE Digital Audio Workstation available for Mac OS X and various distributions of Linux. I am sorry to say that I have not tried Ardour myself, however from what I have learnt about it, Ardour seems to have similar capabilities to other music-making software such as Logic, Cubase or Pro Tools, none of which are free.
The software can be freely downloaded and learnt about at the official website http://ardour.org/ – it is worth noting Ardour doesn’t come with any plugins to increase functionality however, there is a section of the site, that lists a wide range of ones that are available, as well as links to the sites where they can be downloaded.
As I said, I have not tried Ardour though I am certainly looking forward to doing this in the future as I am considering buying my first Mac! I just thought I’d pass this on in case anyone was looking for what looks to be a very sophisticated way to freely record and edit your own music!
If you, or anyone else in your community, would like to know more about my own music, please feel free to visit my website at http://andrewportess.co.uk or my MySpace Page at www.myspace.com/andrewportess – thanks!
Amazing find, Andrew – thanks for letting us know!