Loop-based Music Composition With Linux, Pt. 2

In this second and final part I'll demonstrate some of the loop-specific tools I've found in Ardour, Reaper, and Audacity. Tutorials and links to project demos are included, so warm up your headphones and let's get loopy.

Easy Looping With Ardour

First up, a brief tutorial on using loops to create a track. I've employed the latest Ardour 2.1 for this article, but the examples should be realizable on any modern sequencer. In fact, Ardour itself isn't really a sequencer, but it happens to work nicely at the job.