I plan to switch from XP to Linux (Fedora Core 5) to do my audio 'mastering'.
I am an amateur in the audio-processing world and until now I used the Waves DirectX plugins for multi-band EQ, multi-band compression and muli-band limiting of live recorded stereo audio.
I am informing myself by looking around and asking and so far Ardour looks like a good platform. What extra's (programs, plugins, etc) should I use to get close enough to the functionality of the Waves' plugins?
What other software should I consider that has no Waves' equivalent?
(i.e. & e.g.: deep FTT sonograms with filtering in the time and frequency domain? filtering/processing based on direction? etc etc etc)
Please post! Currently I am backup up the XP box so I can start real soon!