Commercial linux audio softwares

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glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:20 pm

This new Hammond B3 is pretty fabulous,
I'm not a serious organ lover, but this has Felix Cavaliere reruns
playing in my backgrounds, so I might need an upgrade :hyper:

demo runs full for 10 days:

https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/hammondb3x/

No problem installing, worked right away in windows reaper,
wine-staging 4.16, Mint 18, should be fine with linvst, as the other IK products
usually are. This includes a Leslie and stomp section, advanced tweaking area,
some fine presets, and would be a boon to any effects rack doing covers, or new material
where a full-on B-3 is desired.

$150 intro-price until November

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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2891 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:50 am

glokraw wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:24 pm
17 minute walkthru of new Mod Duo X hardware

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0i_ZXLFjTA

1.4 ghz quadcore ARM Cortex cpu, gui on Chrome
or other browser, discreet hardware inputs for multiple
sound source control, usb and bluetooth :hyper:

Focus on synth control with Teenage Engineering OP-1,
and Mod's computer interface, rather than guitars this time.
next,

Mod Duo X effects with OP-1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuh7MgCtfu8

next,

Mod Duo X generators with Arturia Keystep,
with TAL Noisemaker at 6 min, part of a complex patch explained.
(at 14:25, he disconnects computer, but keeps the
patch generated performance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIOW4YWki4k
I've been looking seriously at getting the Mod Duo, but I was hoping to find a sound comparison between it and the Headrush Gigboard. This one looks very interesting too! :-)
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glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:44 am

Did some basic looking at the Headrush, $618 at

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... or/reviews

The reviews show pros and cons, it appears to be an offspring
of Eleven Rack, a pretty nice unit I bargain shop for on some
really slow nights, Headrush even comes with some variant of a
Pro Tools license. The ease of use factor and improved sounds
downstream from Eleven Rack are good selling points. One review
pointed out flaws in fast gear switching, limiting some types
of live use. Another found the sound selction a bit limited
compared to the ads.

Get both? :party: ??? :party:

Sweetwater likely have a solid returns policy you could verify
before purchase.
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:46 am

Good news, after updating to wine-staging 4.17, the vst2 Hammond
showed up after a reaper clear-cache rescan. I currently have the vst2, vst3,
and standalone running simultaneously in windows reaper in wine,
each with different presets, and gui's happy, and as an aside,
in another desktop window, the linux reaper is running Massive X demo,
a nice tribute to the versatility of linux, reaper, wine/wineasio, LinVst, and the jackd sound system.

I can see an i9 grade cpu in 2020, should the taxman show mercy :scared:

8) coders rule 8)

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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2891 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:52 pm

glokraw wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:44 am
Did some basic looking at the Headrush, $618 at

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... or/reviews

The reviews show pros and cons, it appears to be an offspring
of Eleven Rack, a pretty nice unit I bargain shop for on some
really slow nights, Headrush even comes with some variant of a
Pro Tools license. The ease of use factor and improved sounds
downstream from Eleven Rack are good selling points. One review
pointed out flaws in fast gear switching, limiting some types
of live use. Another found the sound selction a bit limited
compared to the ads.

Get both? :party: ??? :party:

Sweetwater likely have a solid returns policy you could verify
before purchase.
Cheers
I'd love to find a head to head comparison on sound quality and features somewhere. I've probably read the same reviews you are mentioning. But I hadn't thought of the Sweetwater return policy. That's something to consider. :-)
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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2891 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:54 pm

glokraw wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:46 am
Good news, after updating to wine-staging 4.17, the vst2 Hammond
showed up after a reaper clear-cache rescan. I currently have the vst2, vst3,
and standalone running simultaneously in windows reaper in wine,
each with different presets, and gui's happy, and as an aside,
in another desktop window, the linux reaper is running Massive X demo,
a nice tribute to the versatility of linux, reaper, wine/wineasio, LinVst, and the jackd sound system.

I can see an i9 grade cpu in 2020, should the taxman show mercy :scared:

8) coders rule 8)
An i9 upgrade sounds really nice! Should the taxman show mercy to me, I have plenty of debt to put a dent into paying back! Hehehe! It would be nice to finish off the car payment or some of my wife's surgery debt. :-)
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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2891 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:55 pm

glokraw wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:46 am
Good news, after updating to wine-staging 4.17, the vst2 Hammond
showed up after a reaper clear-cache rescan. I currently have the vst2, vst3,
and standalone running simultaneously in windows reaper in wine,
each with different presets, and gui's happy, and as an aside,
in another desktop window, the linux reaper is running Massive X demo,
a nice tribute to the versatility of linux, reaper, wine/wineasio, LinVst, and the jackd sound system.

I can see an i9 grade cpu in 2020, should the taxman show mercy :scared:

8) coders rule 8)
WINE just keeps getting better and better! I love it! :-)
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glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:46 pm

audiojunkie wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:55 pm
WINE just keeps getting better and better! I love it! :-)
Glad she survived! My wife had a surgery a couple weeks back,
just one night in the hospital, but the bills haven't yet started
waddling in...diagnosis, radiology, anaesthesia, she who wielded the sword,
and her team of knights in white satin...thankfully,
a more professional gathering can hardly be imagined,
the nurses were smart and careful, truly a delight,
and the desk jockies even pushed through
the paperwork saving a second nights cost and drudgery :hyper:
(perhaps with a nudge from a slight hint of a scowl beneath
the whole linux beard thing :hihi: )

I decided to skip the nice IK group buy, to be on the safe side,
and with Christmas coming for the wee little ones...
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:54 pm

The new SynthMaster One V.1.3 has been released, and is working well
in linux as did the previous versions. It's midi arp output can drive whatever
synths are in your track count, great fun, and the One has a nice selection
of sounds, with 200 more added in this release, discussed at

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=532582

It installs by a standard installer .exe, and registering is easy,
by a serial number and license file, easy to get at on
customers account page, 24/7 where all purchased product
downloads are in residence. I copied my license file to my
Documents/Synthmaster One folder, and good to go.
I love the default gui, and there is a new one
shown at the discussion link above.

The original SynthMaster also works in linux, and if a wave-draw window
flashes sometimes, it's background color in the skin content
folder can be edited in gimp to match your chosen system gui.
Two excellent synths, from a very committed developer.

https://www.synthmaster.com/index.aspx

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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2891 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:08 am

glokraw wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:54 pm
The new SynthMaster One V.1.3 has been released, and is working well
in linux as did the previous versions. It's midi arp output can drive whatever
synths are in your track count, great fun, and the One has a nice selection
of sounds, with 200 more added in this release, discussed at

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=532582

It installs by a standard installer .exe, and registering is easy,
by a serial number and license file, easy to get at on
customers account page, 24/7 where all purchased product
downloads are in residence. I copied my license file to my
Documents/Synthmaster One folder, and good to go.
I love the default gui, and there is a new one
shown at the discussion link above.

The original SynthMaster also works in linux, and if a wave-draw window
flashes sometimes, it's background color in the skin content
folder can be edited in gimp to match your chosen system gui.
Two excellent synths, from a very committed developer.

https://www.synthmaster.com/index.aspx
SynthMaster One is one of the better synths I have in my collection, so I'm really glad it works in Linux! :-)
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MeneerJansen
KVRer
8 posts since 10 Sep, 2019

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:05 am

robotmonkey wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:32 pm
What's going on with the hard line brakes in this thread? Is that some kind of Linux thing?
Makes reading his posts really hard indeed.
glokraw wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:13 pm
If I just type to the end of the line,
the text is sometimes a mess,
so I press the enter key early.
Cheers
With all due respect, but you shouldn't do that. You do that too in the LinuxMusicians forum. Makes reading large posts a real chore. We used to press Enter at the end of a line when we used typewriters. It is not necessary anymore and makes reading text difficult.

glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:06 am

With a little practice, you can train yourself to stop reading
when there are no more letters on a line,
and drop down to the
next line
below
.

glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:09 am

I almost never
laugh at my
own jokes
but will
now
:lol:

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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2891 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:13 am

:hihi: :lol: :clap:
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glokraw
KVRAF
7067 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:30 pm

AudioAssault, a busy plugin designer are adding linux vst versions,
starting with a nice reverb. I use their GrindMachine ampSims
to make the cat dance like J-Lo (well, after it lets go of
the ceiling :hyper: )
Great to see new products coming

https://audioassault.mx/blogs/LinuxVST%20Available

Looks like a $5 intro price, $35 later

Cheers

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