kvotchin wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:27 am
Huh, imagine my surprise upon discovering that the next major Linux kernel version will include support for my interface!
Might have to experiment with Reaper (which I have a license for) in Linux!
Unless there are better (free!) options, that is, for that OS...
Qtractor and Ardour are actively developed daws over many years,
Qtractor has a suite of instruments and utilities if desired, and
Ardour has some sort of give/take relationship with commercial
Harrison Mixbus. Carla is a different type of daw, but very popular
due to versatility and perhaps gui appearance. It's creator, falkTX,
also developed and maintains the KX-Studio software repository,
to keep a range of audio software available and current, in linux package managers like synaptic. And in his spare time, maintains jackd and wineasio, so works at the very core of linux audio.
This link below covers a lot of details to make your first day with linux audio
a happy one:
https://libremusicproduction.com/articl ... arted-jack
About halfway down the page, the qjackctl audio/midi/hardware connections gui is
given a thorough walk through. Reaper with wine-staging 'stable', and linvst plugin wrapper, has the best windows-plugin 'success rate', although some staunch Bitwig users might think otherwise
There are some very productive linux users who use Bitwig or Reaper etc with just alsa as the sound engine, no jackd at all. That option being in daw setup preferences. If someone works nearly exclusively within their daws, this could and does make sense, but that's not for me. I view all of linux as 'the daw', and daws are just standalone sound sources filled with delightfully moving parts
AVLinux is a long-running popular debian based audio distro, with live versions that run off dvd or usb for testing, and is the opposite of a barebones setup
...AVL has a pdf manual well worth utilizing.
I've been happy with the last two versions of Ubuntu Studio,
adding the wineHQ repository, kx-studio repository, and LinVst plugin wrapper, a vast array of commercial and freeware plugins are working fine in recent Reaper releases hosted in Ubuntu setups.
And linux is bootable from computers early-boot menu, so a used SSD or spinner drive in a usb docking case makes a nice way to dive in, without bothering any working productive systems, or futzing with dual boot, which usually kicks people in the ass twice