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glokraw
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8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:30 pm

https://lminiero.bandcamp.com/album/delusions-master

This release album is from Lorenzo Miniero, aka rainmak3r who posts the details at

https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.ph ... 47#p138247

It's all done with free/open-source tools, and quite well done, with acoustic, metal, orchestra, and sample elements, also some thoughtful and poignant lyrics and storytelling. :hyper:
My instrumental music is now on Spotify, Youtube, and the other streaming sites that Distrokid supplies, search Franklin Cheney, the song titles and cover art might offer a content clue, peace, energy, romantic, fun etc
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:45 pm

http://linuxmusic.rocks/

This is a well managed and stocked information site for those using or considering linux softwares as musicians tools. Plenty of man-hours under the hood :hyper:

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My instrumental music is now on Spotify, Youtube, and the other streaming sites that Distrokid supplies, search Franklin Cheney, the song titles and cover art might offer a content clue, peace, energy, romantic, fun etc
Cheers

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pljones
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6847 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Post Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:44 am

Good evening... it's been a while since I dropped in here... So I'm looking for advice on the best place to pick up an ISO image that I can boot, mount my disks (local NTFS and CIFS network) and get Kontakt 5 (full), Kontakt 6 (packs) and Sforzando running under Linux Reaper.

(EDIT: I say "Reaper", as that's what I use for live performance right now, to route multiple applications together with ReaRoute -- I'd be using JACK, of course, under Linux, so that would open the option of switching to another host -- but I also use TouchOSC for OSC and MIDI control of Reaper... I'm hoping that still works...)
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audiojunkie
KVRAF
3166 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:03 am

pljones wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:44 am
Good evening... it's been a while since I dropped in here... So I'm looking for advice on the best place to pick up an ISO image that I can boot, mount my disks (local NTFS and CIFS network) and get Kontakt 5 (full), Kontakt 6 (packs) and Sforzando running under Linux Reaper.
While you are at it, Glokraw could you also let everyone know the current best practices to get Kontakt and Sforzando running best under WINE Staging + YABridge? Thanks!
C/R, dongles & other intrusive copy protection equals less-control & more-hassle for consumers. Company gone-can’t authorize. Limit to # of auths. Instability-ie PACE. Forced internet auths. THE HONEST ARE HASSLED, NOT THE PIRATES.

glokraw
KVRAF
8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:01 pm

Hi, I'll give it a shot, there's lots of roads to Hollywood, but not so many
to make Kontakt. Attempted detours are unlucky. :scared:
I'll assume a longtime windows user is the target, armed with time
and motivation to persevere.

Use the latest AVLinux,

www.bandshed.net

which has an important working wine-asio setup.
And you'll want/need 200 gig of contiguous free diskspace, for big installers to party in,
so the size of drive you install AVLinux to, is crucial. A large fresh extra ntfs partition as a download destination would be very lucky.

The AVLinux .wine folder will not have NI related registry conflicts.

Use the latest wine-staging 6.23 to install windows-Reaper, and Native Access, do a reboot, and then run the Kontakt installer. Reboot, and launch Native Access,
hopefully it finds your Kontakt install without drama. Even if you started by installing the latest Native Access, it may mistakenly demand you install the latest Native Access from their website, yet again, and we must obey :x :wink:

Restart Native Access if it shows blank screens or reports fatal errors. That's what has been my experience for a few years now. Next, assuming Kontakt was duly authorized,

Install Yabridge 3.7 or newer. Once that is OK, add the Kontakt vst path to Yabridge plugin list

Code: Select all

yabridgectl add /home/audiojunkie/.wine/drive_c/"Program Files/Native Instruments/VSTPlugins 64 bit"
run command yabridgectl sync

Don't assume Native Instruments error messages are the end of the story.
Failed downloads didn't really fail, they just get missed by filesystem differences.
Luckily, Kontakt doesn't come as an iso, and the installer actually found in the users Downloads folder, or wine's version, should work without extra drama, like most other .exe files.

Sometimes Native Access needs more than one attempt to get a grip on launching
(with lucky reboots in between), and once it's alive, it does a good job of authorising what's been installed. A decades-old codebase running in 2021 linux? :dog: :hyper:
who's ah evah thunk it!

As for running Kontakt, I configure it to use 1 cpu, and the same for Reaper, when
Kontakt is in a session. I have 3.4 ghz i7 cores, and just one of them seems do
pretty well.

Also, the MX Linux used by AVLinux might like it's own 100 gig of free diskspace,
so I would consider a 2 terrabyte drive with Kontakt, full, at 1.3 terrabytes. I had to jocky disk-space just last week, to avoid some issues, and some blatant hypocrisy :dog:

(luckily, the short parade of Arch and Ubuntu Kontakt users, ((from whom I learn almost everything worth remembering)), likely won't be reading this :hihi:

And thanks for your frequent news and info posts around the net.
Change can happen fast when I'm snoozing!
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My instrumental music is now on Spotify, Youtube, and the other streaming sites that Distrokid supplies, search Franklin Cheney, the song titles and cover art might offer a content clue, peace, energy, romantic, fun etc
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:03 pm

Sorry, zero experience with Sforzando. :neutral:
My instrumental music is now on Spotify, Youtube, and the other streaming sites that Distrokid supplies, search Franklin Cheney, the song titles and cover art might offer a content clue, peace, energy, romantic, fun etc
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:35 pm

Just for the record, I just fired up Kontakt 6 in AVLinux with the great West Africa library, and using Dualism midi output to pound out an array of new beats :hyper:

The chart at the link shows the content of the affordable Komplete13 Select, which includes Kontakt Player, West Africa, several great synths, along with sampled instruments libraries, and Reaktor Player, which will run the excellent included Prism synth, and will run the many free Reaktor User Library ensembles for 30 minutes at a time, before needing a demo-limit restart.
The Select collection is free with some NI keyboards, or their usb audio interface, which is known to work well in linux.

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... t/compare/


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Cheers

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pljones
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6847 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Post Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:19 pm

Can you confirm hardware MIDI support? I want to trigger by MIDI In for real-time audio performance - not recording / production.

glokraw
KVRAF
8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:16 pm

As in playing a piano etc? No problems, very low latency, using old mAudio pci card. The Native Access beloved auto-update usually requires using NI's registry entry delete tool to remove the existing Native Access entry, then run the full Native Access installer, as opposed to the slightly smaller Native Access Update installer.
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glokraw
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8318 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:13 pm

Native Access said Raum could be updated, and again the process
is a bit convoluted:
1. Remove the Raum registry entry
2. Re-install the original Raum
3. Run the Raum update installer. There was a lag of about 20 seconds in the last phase, before the installer gui re-appeared, as mentioned elsewhere, patience wins out over panic. I consider the extra steps a small price to access the NI products in my preferred environments.

I keep all my NI tools, installers, .iso files, and command-line example textfiles in one place, as they come in handy on a regular basis. (Same storage formula for tracking the IK product, downloads, but happily, they don't require dancing in the registry.)

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Cheers

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