Last Thursday 02 June 2005 00:33, Darren Inwood was like:
Also worth looking at ZynAddSubFX for synthesis and QSynth / Fluidsynth for
> and something else
However, I'd recommend Hydrogen for generating drum loops.
Start with these half a dozen applications, you will get a good idea of where
to go next. Rosegarden has a significant but worthwhile learning curve, as
does Ardour, which you will want to investigate once you are ready to start
recording / putting it all together.