I am curious if anyone could recommend a good freeware digital audio workstation (DAW) program. I have linux dualbooted on my PC, so either OS is fine.
I am looking for something as simple as possible (more like garageband or fruity loops, than pro tools)... All I want is to be able to plug in a guitar or synth, play a few lines, create a drum beat, and then export it as an .mp3
My PC is a Dell Dimension Intel 4, 3.0 GHz with 2.0 GB Ram, and I have Windows XP SP 3...
I currently have a Lexicon Alpha USB recording console (which functions as a soundcard, as well) (http://www.lexiconpro.com/product.php?id=7
This unit came with Cubase 4 LE, but I find it a little too cumbersome... all I want to do is make some quick demos, in which I program a drum beat, and then record a synth or guitar line over it.
Any ideas or recommendations would be very appreciated! If no freeware options are possible, please recommend anything...