The linux DAW thread

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KVRAF
2873 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:53 am

Excellent!!!
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KVRAF
2873 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:17 am

I was very happy to see this too. VST3 is the future, and I'm glad to see that it's being supported!
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WellDread
KVRer
2 posts since 23 Aug, 2019

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:01 pm

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A few years back I had a functional DAW running under a specialized distro variant of Puppy LInux
called Puppy Studio on a Thinkpad T61p with a E-MU 1616M cardbus dac interface. At some point the project was abandoned but recently there seems to be some new life and interested coming back to it. Here is the install instructions for the original distro.

http://puppystudio.tiddlyspot.com/ (http://puppystudio.tiddlyspot.com/)

Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
7038 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:59 am

Hi, Puppy Studio kept growing and improving, and has been
a commercial distro available on usbstick, or as an iso file,
for a long time now. (I think an older version is free,
but don't have the details)

I recently used unetbootin to burn
the latest Studio 1337 to a usb stick, and it is a pleasure to use.
Here is a link to the dev's recent announcement:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewto ... 74814cbe61

There are also a pair of recent Studio 1337 topics:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index. ... 500d438453

Cheers

sagetone
KVRian
542 posts since 22 Nov, 2006

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:50 am

I'm checking out this thread for the first time. And as long as it is, no way to go back and read through ever single post.

My main DAW is Bitwig on my PC workstation, the one I actively produce music on. For learning purposes, and with an eye towards audio application development, I have just dipped my toes into the Linux waters. I've installed Ubuntu on an HP notebook workstation. Since I want to use the notebook as a programming environment, I have opted to use the base Ubuntu kernel and not Ubuntu Studio. I am having challenges getting Ardour up and running, and Jack and Pulse audio all playing well together. I've very eager to dive in, and would like to know good resources on-line for questions and such.

As a Linux audio noob, I'd like to find a helpful forum. Which forums are you having positive experiences with? Right here on KVR? Linuxmusicians.com? Linuxaudio.org? (EDIT: Looks like Linuxaudio.org is not a forum)

Thanks for any tips you can provide. I'm completely OK with DAWs in PCs, digital audio and all, it's just Linux audio that I'm new to, and wanting to get a good start with.
https://www.reverbnation.com/toddsilva
https://soundcloud.com/todd-silva-219311156
i7 5820K, 32G DDR4, Win10, Bitwig 3.x and Sonar X3Pro, NI and U-he synths to name a few
eurorack https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/432465

glokraw
KVRAF
7038 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:40 pm

This article and website are good:

http://libremusicproduction.com/article ... arted-jack

linuxmusicians.com improves each year, with lots of experienced
musicians and coders responding at different times/needs

https://forum.cockos.com/forumdisplay.php?f=52

This is the official linux-reaper forum, some top experts
are regulars, including the LinVst coder (It's a wrapper
for windows vst plugins allowing their use as linux native vsts)

http://mixbus.harrisonconsoles.com/forum/forum-7.html

This is the linux Harrison Mixbus forum, good answers there,
and Mixbus is on sale as a bundle with a plugin for $49
at dontcrack.com until sept 2nd. ( a good way to also support
Ardour and X42 devs

viewforum.php?f=31

This is the U-he linux support subforum, to cover their
great linux vresions

https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/catego ... iling_list

There is a linux audio maillist above that can be a quick/direct way
to needed info, easy to find/join

May be other links reading back through the thread.
Cheers

sagetone
KVRian
542 posts since 22 Nov, 2006

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks glokraw! I'll make my way through these links.
https://www.reverbnation.com/toddsilva
https://soundcloud.com/todd-silva-219311156
i7 5820K, 32G DDR4, Win10, Bitwig 3.x and Sonar X3Pro, NI and U-he synths to name a few
eurorack https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/432465

glokraw
KVRAF
7038 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:10 pm

sagetone wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:50 am
I'm checking out this thread for the first time. And as long as it is,
Backtracking this topic, there are some posts in the last
few dozen or so pages covering using wine/wineasio,
LinVst plugin wrapper, wine over-rides
to enable a wider range of vst compatibility, and there is a
separate topic made recently, for commercial software use
in linux

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=503359

and the Bitwig forum gets a fair share of linux discussions, some important
info just posted today by mevla, who is an experienced linux Bitwig user,
among other good credentials

viewforum.php?f=259

Backtracking that forum should prove useful.
Welcome to the kvr assimilation/redemption/recycling center. a great place to start any weekend :hyper:

sagetone
KVRian
542 posts since 22 Nov, 2006

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:42 pm

glokraw wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Welcome to the kvr assimilation/redemption/recycling center. a great place to start any weekend :hyper:
LOL! Thanks again!

With Bitwig as main DAW on my PC, I'm taking my time with the learning on the Linux machine. I'm in the Bitwig forum often and have seen a few Linux posts over there. When I am confident I have my Linux machine set up right (using Ardour as a test DAW), I'll Bitwig on it.
https://www.reverbnation.com/toddsilva
https://soundcloud.com/todd-silva-219311156
i7 5820K, 32G DDR4, Win10, Bitwig 3.x and Sonar X3Pro, NI and U-he synths to name a few
eurorack https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/432465

glokraw
KVRAF
7038 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:26 pm

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php ... ost2178201

One of the Surge synth open-source project developers
request synth lovers to test the nightly builds of Surge,
to help perfect the upcoming 1.62 release.
There are .deb files available, so no compiling should
be necessary. Surge will soon be one of the best synths available
as a native linux product.
Cheers

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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2873 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:02 pm

Awesome!!
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.

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