> Ardour - http://ardour.sourceforge.net/
there's no way around it :) .
> Sequencers (a la cubase ou logic):
Both have advantages and disadvantages.
To record MIDI in MusE, visit preferences first and set up your
> jack rack - http://pkl.net/~node/jack-rack.html
easy to use, I like it.
> server for real time apps
There's *no* way around it.