The linux DAW thread

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7481 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:25 am

Using wine-staging 4.2, (there is a repo available from
the wineHQ website)
all of my Native Instruments products
work well enough. With the wine-staging 5.0 and newer,
Raum and MassiveX are having what appears to be xml and gui
related failures. As newer NI apps, with some gui scaling tech,
they probably need wine devs to snoop around a bit
to restore functionality.
(wine staging is experimental, so it's good to have
your synaptic package manager configured to keep downloaded
packages in it's cache (/var/cache/apt/archives )
for backup purposes, and keep access to lucky versions
for later manual installations using dpkg -i )

IK products also work, although in one setup,
the new SampleTank 4 CS, is limited to loading sounds
in separate instances without touching the gui,
while SampleTank 3 and libs work fine. :dog:

new wine is out:

Think I'll roll the dice again :scared: :hihi:

7481 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:35 am

As long as the wayback machine is running, I loaded the
old but amazing Oatmeal synth in linux reaper, with wine-staging
5.5 newly installed under the hood. It has a great randomizer that can crank out a diverse array of usable sounds in minutes. I had a dozen in
around 20 minutes. I have the lime-flavors skin on my Oatmeal, if memory serves correctly (there are quite a few nice skins):
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7481 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:32 am

gmaq, the AVLinux creator, has a new release, and at first
glance, it's awesome :hyper:
Many listed details in his announcement topic:

Avlinux website:

Windows users can easily create a bootable usbstick using
an app called rufous:

9 posts since 1 Dec, 2011

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:36 am


if anybody owns an Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol MK2 keyboard and wants to use it on Linux, you may check out the qKontrol project, which is finally hosted on Github:



With the software, you may

* split the keyboard in various zones with different MIDI channels and lightguide LED colors
* configure the MIDI parameters send by all the knobs, buttons and sliders
* create various preset files and toggle them using the preset buttons
* watch for values and other information on the two LCD displays
* remote-control Bitwig Studio if the OSC plugin by Moss is installed in Bitwig

For a link to the project website look at the beginning of this posting! If you are looking for an installable Ubuntu package, look at the Release page there!
Do you want to use NI Komplete Kontrol MK2 controllers on Linux? Then check out the qKontrol project.

7481 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:18 am

Cakewalk By Bandlab daw is running in
Ubuntu Studio 19.10
wine-staging 5.6
wineasio from KX Studio repository
Some wine overrides were installed
for other purposes, and I don't know if one or more
helped. Did a quick basic test of SampleTank and Syntronik,
working well at basic level...there may be people here
who started computer-based music-making with Cakewalk
ages ago in win 98/XP. It is now maintained and upgraded
quite often by 'Bandlab', who have an 'Assistant' utility that
installs and updates the daw, and has links to the
Bandlab music collaboration community. There is a weird
vertical-line graphic gotcha from the Assistant's gui. Might vanish
if Bandlab Assistant is taken out of wine's startup list.

The installer asks if you want Melodyne,
and pops up an error or two while installing,
but they don't stop the process.
...and the Cakewalk daw costs no money, just some
patience. Details details. Love the IK Nylon Guitar sounds
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7481 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:43 am

falkTX is now maintaining wineasio, and there was a recent release
in his KX-studio repository, that appears to have helped the above
success testing a Cakewalk daw.

Once wineasio was installed, I ran two commands:
wine64 regsvr32 wineasio
wine regsvr32 wineasio

Success of the 'registration' will be reported in the terminal.
Then when choosing the asio driver in a daw preferences panel,
wineasio should be available, and successful. ... ruary-2020

In the long run, a well maintained wineasio
in a winehq wine-staging may lead to more people who are used to
windows setups, deciding to test a few favorite softwares in a linux.
A very high percentage of plugins that run in the windows version
of Reaper in wine will also wrap successfully using LinVst,
for use in various linux daws.

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2955 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:02 pm

Good info!! :tu:
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