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I found another alternative to Audacity, but this one is quite a
It is called Bespoke.
It is talked about more for music (but most DAWs are), I have just
started to mess around with it yesterday. It is a different
paradigm to Audacity (and the other more "mature" audio
programs). It is node based more then it is timeline based (that
my be a deal breaker for some, I have gotten used to it, because
Blender uses it lot like that as well, nodes for just about
It is also openGL, meaning it uses an immediate mode gui versus
the traditional retained mode. While it will look the same on all
platforms, it won't look native to any one of them. While that
doesn't bother me again (I actually use SDL and Raylib for my
games and programs which makes use of openGL), it is something
It does allow for VST plugins, I don't know if it's specific to
any one platform or if it's for all. For instance, with Ardour it
appears to only able to host VST plugins on the Windows version.
While I do enjoy Ardour as an alternative to Audacity (Ardour is a
fully featured DAW unlike Audacity), unfortunately, it uses the
GTK toolkit (as does Mint and even Audacity as it uses wxWidgets,
which is based off GTK) and apparently that project has gotten
under fire lately (for those that use Linux, if you have heard of
Solus, they are actually switching away from it to another toolkit
for their flagship Budgie addition and deprecating their Gnome
edition with the next release). I have to wonder what is going to
happen there. Maybe nothing, but I am hedging my bets.
Anyway, I thought I would mention it as another potential tool to
use. It is very, very different. Just keep that in mind if want
to try it out.