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Configure and optimize you computer for Audio.
KVRer
8 posts since 13 Mar, 2021

Post Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:18 am

I'm curious if anyone has experience using an RME babyface with Linux. Apart from being class-complient there's some patches to get access to the mixer https://www.bollie.de/blog/2020/04/20/t ... and-linux/

Wondering if this also includes any I/O channels connected via ADAT (seems like it would)

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:09 pm

The Arch Linux audio page has some tips, maybe these links will help:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pr ... E_Babyface

echoed a bit at this one

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=229722

Recent talk from the RME forum:

https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.ph ... 63#p153163

I would install the alsafirmware and alsautilities packages from your distro,
which will help linux see under the hood, and provide a mixer interface.

Command:

arecord -l and aplay -l

to see if the rme is listed

Then there are lots of linux rme topics in the search engines for several rme models to colate possible configurations. Hope you get it working!

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:42 pm

A new linux amp software arrived recently, the 'Swanky Amp'.
The linux version arrived by way of the kx-studio repository/

https://www.resonantdsp.com/swankyamp/

SwankyDragonflyZynChorus.png

I set it up in Reaper and with 19 settings dials, and preset saving, it's very easy to use, and create tones your effects have longed for. There are ten presets, ranging from clean to mayhem, accessed by widgets or menu. I used it with Zyn chorus and Dragonfly reverb, and it sounds fine. I'm not Mac McMetal, so high gainers can put it on trial, hopefully with positive results.

A kvr topic, history from the dev and user opinions as time flies by
are here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=545175

A brief review, evidently from before the linux version arrived, is at

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/1 ... onant-dsp/
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KVRer
8 posts since 13 Mar, 2021

Post Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:28 am

glokraw wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:09 pm
The Arch Linux audio page has some tips, maybe these links will help:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pr ... E_Babyface

echoed a bit at this one

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=229722

Recent talk from the RME forum:

https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.ph ... 63#p153163

I would install the alsafirmware and alsautilities packages from your distro,
which will help linux see under the hood, and provide a mixer interface.

Command:

arecord -l and aplay -l

to see if the rme is listed

Then there are lots of linux rme topics in the search engines for several rme models to colate possible configurations. Hope you get it working!
Thanks for the details. It's looking like the babyface should work well in CC mode. Just trying to figure out now if the number of inputs will be sufficient for me - at least for the near future.

KVRist
415 posts since 12 Mar, 2013 from Russia, Vladivostok

Post Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:29 pm

glokraw wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:42 pm
A new linux amp software arrived recently, the 'Swanky Amp'.
The linux version arrived by way of the kx-studio repository/

https://www.resonantdsp.com/swankyamp/


SwankyDragonflyZynChorus.png


A kvr topic, history from the dev and user opinions as time flies by
are here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=545175

A brief review, evidently from before the linux version arrived, is at

https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/1 ... onant-dsp/
It's available for an year in openSUSE at least: https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... /SwankyAmp

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:44 am

I wonder if the dev produced the linux version, or was it built from

https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Build_Service ? Or collaboration?

Suse has been at it for ages, I still have my boxed set from a big
book retailer, version 7.6, I think, and a suse based Jacklab distro cd,
my first attempts using wineasio. Time flies :hyper:

The qjackctl/qtractor/V1 Suite collection has Suse releases,
so it must be pretty solid.
Cheers

KVRist
415 posts since 12 Mar, 2013 from Russia, Vladivostok

Post Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:46 am

It was built by me for the GeekosDAW openSUSE repo. It is a big Linux audio package base, maybe the biggest :)

https://build.opensuse.org/project/show ... italia:daw (https://geekosdaw.tuxfamily.org/en/)

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KVRAF
8258 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:31 am

Any positive experiences with ZRythm?

https://www.zrythm.org/en/index.html

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I tried installing it recently (pop!_OS) and the DAW seems to work fine, but crashes whenever I try loading any VST2 or VST3 plugin (U-He, TAL-Software, disco_DSP, Vital, Surge - the regular Linux-native stuff).
Music tech enthusiast.
DAW, VST & hardware hoarder.
My "music": https://soundcloud.com/antic604

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:10 pm

Have you tried the same plugins in reaper and qtractor? Try starting everything
in your session from terminals, in case some clues appear after a crash.

Sometimes people switch from their distro's repository wine,
to a wineHQ wine-staging or wine-stable, which usually requires
a combination of package-manager, and manual efforts to be fully
rid of one provider's wine, before installing one from another.

I've sometimes mixed up installed parts of LinVst plugin wrapper,
when copying between systems, If you use that, maybe remove it all,
and do a fresh install.

I sometimes copy plugins from usr/lib64/vst (or lv2) to .vst and .lv2
...and forget to change permissions from root to user...

It's also good luck to have a few differing linux setups on usb sticks/drives etc
to help pinpoint the source of problems.
Cheers

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:16 pm

Kott wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:46 am
It was built by me for the GeekosDAW openSUSE repo. It is a big Linux audio package base, maybe the biggest :)

https://build.opensuse.org/project/show ... italia:daw (https://geekosdaw.tuxfamily.org/en/)
In Texas, it is sometimes said of a person, 'He's all hat, and no cattle'.
I think you've got both the cattle, and the hat :wink:
I'll check out the GeekosDAW soon. Thanks for mentioning it.
The winds of change are cool 8)

KVRist
415 posts since 12 Mar, 2013 from Russia, Vladivostok

Post Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:41 am

glokraw wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:16 pm
I'll check out the GeekosDAW soon. Thanks for mentioning it.
The winds of change are cool 8)
Welcome! Will be glad to see the new users.

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:24 pm

Discovered at the linux Reaper forum, the PianoBook (mainly Kontakt) sampling content is being converted for a linux sample player plugin called DecentSampler,
over 100 instruments converted so far from a growing collection of over 400 :hyper:

Discussion and the needed links for downloading the plugin, sounds, and a video
are at:

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=251200

The sounds I downloaded were all keepers, and worked OK in linux Reaper
after I remembered turning on the keyboard helps move things along :dog: :roll:
Unpack the tar archive, and place the plugins in your linux vst/vst3 paths,
and standalone in /usr/bin or .local/bin etc

DecentSampler.png
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KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 pm

Video is Nomadic Dmitry running Ubuntu on his new Mac M1 by way of Parallels.
He does a Debian session in another video, with more videos on the way. 8)
(Last time I talked that fast was in an IRS audit.) The M1 hardware is really running
linux at high speed. Glad there are adventurers like Dmitry sharing their
experiences!

https://youtu.be/FuwXtwRqdTY

KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:53 pm

discoDSP has added file management for banks, presets, themes
and typical naming/saving to obxd 2.3 release :hyper:
So one of the premier vsti synths just became much more usable in linux,
21 banks, and 5 nice themes are at the ready. A right-click on the gui brings up the menu for the new capabilities. Seen lurking in the pic below. Better than a giant chocolate easter egg :hihi:

Obxd, Odin2, Vital, Surge, DecentSampler, 2021 has been great for musicians so far.


Ob-xd-2.3-preset-bank-selector.png
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KVRAF
8042 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:29 pm

Here's a pad from a shot in the dark with DecentSampler

DecentSampler-ms20.mp3.zip

Decent-MS20-pad.png
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