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Session management

Due to Linux audio's flexibility, very modular set ups are possible. Session management makes this easy by remembering software and their connections. You can launch various programs, connect them up and have you session manager remember, and later, relaunch the whole session, connections included. Some popular session management tools include Non Session Manager (NSM), Ladish and Jack session.

LinuxVST

LinuxVST's are VST plugins compiled specifically for Linux. Supported hosts include Ardour, Qtractor and Carla.

LV2

The LV2 plugin standard is the successor to LADSPA. LV2, which stands for LADSPA version 2, is intended to address the limitations of LADSPA. LV2 plugins can easily be extended and most LV2 plugins come with custom GUI's. Supported hosts include Ardour, Qtractor and Carla. A popular collection of LV2 plugins is the Calf plugin suite.

DSSI

DSSI (Disposable Soft Synth Interface) is a plugin format (pronounced “dizzy). This is an extension to the LADSPA plugin format. DSSI plugins can have their own GUI's and were designed specifically with virtual instruments in mind. DSSI has been superseded by the LV2 plugin format. Supported hosts include Qtractor, Rosegarden and Carla.

LADSPA

LADSPA is a plugin format. It stands for Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin API. LADSPA plugins come with no GUI's of their own, instead using their hosts generic GUI. Virtually every host supports LADSPA plugins. A popular collection of LADSPA plugins is the Caps suite of plugins.

Rosegarden

Rosegarden

Rosegarden is a music composition and editing environment based around a MIDI sequencer that includes basic support for digital audio.

Audacity

Audacity

Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

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