After all those years of trying to make my synthesizers sound like a guitar, I ended up making my guitar sound like a synthesizer.
(Strat knockoff played through Fender amp with overdrive, then souped up in audacity, totally love its speaker sim. Sounds like Carter USM or Armageddon Dildos, I reckon. That said, anything music is still a major pain on Linux; for instance, that's not quite how the riff goes, but play-through doesn't work right so I couldn't hear myself while playing. (For the non-musicians among my readers, playing without a monitor is like painting in the dark.) Also, don't read too much into it, this is just something that happened while jamming, I doubt it's going to be my new sound. But I'm busy explaining a joke, ain't I? Anyway, I'm half-tempted to go out and buy a Mac, as an appliance only, put Cubase or Logic on it (which I keep calling Live for some reason), and have at it.)
I was thinking "appliance", although a Windows deck might come in handy for work, but seriously, the way things are, this whole linux thing is a bit of a letdown, anyway. Or rather, X11 has been, for a while now. The whole concept is bollocks. What's the point of being able to (re-) nice things when they can still bog down the X-server, and you can't nice them in there? Heck, you can't even "top" them in there to see who's creating all that load! (Though in fairness, if something goes wonky, you usually see load for X and the offending process in "top".) We're lucky to have xrestop, and that's still kinda new (the same way pidstat -d is kinda new, and I just don't like sar the same way. In fact, I liked atop best, shame that never went mainline). Current intel drivers for Xorg? Unstable, random load peaks, the works. I'm not impressed. If I didn't dislike Apple so much, I might go Mac all the way. :-/ Well, we'll see how it turns out.