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Recording Software for Linux

One of the most important application for doing multimedia task is sound recorder. There are many applications to record the sound but for the professionals task need a reliable application. Moreover for music production. Generally, there are two type of sound recorder : multi-track sound recorder or only single track sound recorder

Here are lists of the sound recorder program running in a Linux system:


1. Audacity




Audacity is a free and cross-platform for recording or editing sound files. Not only available on Linux but also available on Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The interface of audacity is very simple but powerfull and easy to use. It can export project to the various files format such as MP3, AIFF, OGG, WMA and many others.

Audacity is also multitrack audio recording and editing which posible to combine more track at the recording time. Audacity alos support effect plugin such as LADSPA, VAMP and Nyquist.

2. Ardour





Ardour is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW ) and multitrack recording program for professional tasks. It rich of features, look at the following :

  • Video-synced playback, pull up and pull down
  • Unlimited pre- and post-fader plugins
  • Unlimited audio tracks and buses
  • Support for Windows VST plugins available
  • Standard file formats (BWF, WAV, WAV64, AIFF, CAF and more ...)
  • Sample accurate automation
  • Non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo
  • More than 200 LADSPA and LV2 plugins freely available
  • MIDI Timecode (MTC) Master or Slave
  • MIDI CC control with 1 click
  • Level 2 MIDI Machine Control
  • Full integration with all JACK applications
  • Full Audio Unit plugin support on OS X
  • Automatic track delay compensation
  • Anything-to-anywhere signal routing
  • 32 bit floating point audio path

The latest version at this time is Ardour 2.8.11 - Ardour

3. Jokosher




Jokosher is also powerful multi-track studio for creating and recording music with a simple interface. It's available for Linux and also Microsoft Windows.

4. Gnome sound recorder


This program is minimal sound recorder for gnome.

5. QArecord


Seems to gnome sound recorder, it's also a minimal sound recorder program.

From the list above, only Audacity, Ardour and Jokosher that you can use for music production purposes because it has many features and is targeted for professional task.