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I want to create songs with melodies. As I don't have a band at hand I need to synthesize the instruments (I'll record the singing).

So, I need a program that

  • Has multiple channels where I can add the tracs for the various instruments (at least 8, but 16 or more would be better)
  • Sample capabilities for instruments I don't have (at least piano, drum, violin, trumpet)
  • Runs on my Linux machine native, offline.
  • Must have a gratis trial version if its software I need to pay for.
  • Must have a nice GUI.
  • I'll pay for it, if need be.

Ideally it also

  • Has a wave sampler (for more "techno" sounds)
  • comes with a rich set of precreated, commercially usable sound samples.
  • Is Open Source Software
  • Is Gratis
  • Has a Windows Counterpart for other members of my band that do not run linux, but I will convince them if its good.
  • A good friend of mine uses software from www.Steinberg.net to create studio-quality music. I am not an expert in this area, however I suggest checking out their products to see if one fits your needs. – Mr Public Aug 27 '16 at 14:38
  • @MrPublic I saw no linux support there. I have no use for non-linux software. – Angelo Fuchs Aug 27 '16 at 14:44
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I suggest taking a look at LMMS:

  • Has multiple channels Yep 64 of them
  • Sample capabilities for instruments I don't have (at least piano, drum, violin, trumpet) Cello, Organs, pianos, flute, harpsichord, guitars, trumpet & violins & lots of drums.
  • Runs on my Linux machine native, offline - Yes
  • Must have a gratis trial version if its software I need to pay for. It is just gratis
  • Must have a nice GUI. Some think so, others will disagree.
  • Has a wave sampler (for more "techno" sounds) lots & lots of effects
  • comes with a rich set of precreated, commercially usable sound samples Yes
  • Is Open Source Software Yes
  • Is Gratis Yes
  • Has a Windows Counterpart for other members of my band that do not run linux, but I will convince them if its good. Linux, Windows & OS-X versions 32 & 64 bit
  • Lots More

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  • This looks exactly like what I was looking for! Great! Will test it this weak. – Angelo Fuchs Aug 28 '16 at 21:02

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