Quote: I build my own PCs to be "proprietary-free" (P4, 40GB HDD, windows 98/2000). I've got a knoppix linux OS cd I wanna explore more- I read that there is free music making software for this for free! Can anyone direct me there?
If you do not need to run your PC as a Router i recommend to check out Mandrake Linux:
just click an "i will sign up later" and you will be directed to a list of FTP-Mirrors, where you can dnld Installation CDs as ISOs
MDK has got a first-class easy-to-use Packagemanager, that allows to install thousends of Progs directly from the Internet and the most important for Musicians are here:
absolutely recommended are:
the Multimediakernel plus recent Alsapacks (professional audiodriversystem)
ARDOUR (HD-RecordingSuite for pros, is currently in Betastadium will be ready for Everyday-use in the next 2 months)
Jamin (great Audiomastering)
AMS (can build chains of s.c. LADSPA-Effects to manipulate AUDIOstreams)
Audacity (Easy-to-use Audioediting and simple Recording)
I`ve got the Stuff here on my box working and see it grow with enormous pace, LinuxAudio rules ;-)
Drop me a line, if you need some more Help.