Commercial linux audio softwares

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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:18 pm

Until April 9th, if you buy Bitwig, you get a free full U-he Repro synth
(both R1 and R5 are in the single U-he product)
Repro is a beast! Or choose the Presswerk compressor.
Bitwig celebrating 6 years in the market,
and Urs perhaps celebrating drinks on-the-house :party: :hyper: :party:

https://www.bitwig.com/en/20/bws-birthday.html

(the whattabout-this details should be in a few links at the above link.

Also, existing U-he and Bitwig customers can check
their existing user accounts for 25% discount offers 8)
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:12 am

Sigma-Reaper-linux.png
Audio Assault have been making linux versions of their
collection for a while now, I just tried their new Sigma amp-sim
with IR loader, and it's quite a jewel. High-gain amp :hyper:
if so desired.

https://audioassault.mx/sigma.php



It's free for the moment, and they'll ask for an email at the shop,
but are not mass spammers, just useful product announcements etc

IR junkies should love this product. The download asks if you
would like to buy their Duality Bass Studio plugin, for $9.99,
and it get's good reviews from ufug, AlexTheBassist and
gmaq, musician and creator of the long-running debian based
AVLinux musician-focussed linux distribution ( http://www.bandshed.net/ )
The above fellows all know their stuff.

Audio Assault Aural-Verb plugin will be nice to use with Sigma,
before or after a U-he ColourCopy delay, very good times for
the guitarists out here :tu:
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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2955 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:05 am

Nice!!
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
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:41 am

For those using or contemplating a linux setup suitable
for many commercial windows plugins, a distro with
the great LinVst plugin wrapper, and wine-staging
setup for action in a modern Debian linux system, repleat with
lots of installed demos, is at the ready.

gmaq, the AVLinux distro creator,
has a new release, 4.10 and at first
glance, it's awesome :hyper:
Many listed details in his announcement topic:

https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=21284

Avlinux website: http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/

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

https://rufus.ie/

AVLinux has been around since dinosaurs strummed palm trees :hihi:
and keeps getting better, even in difficult times. 8)
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 am

https://github.com/GoaSkin/qKontrol

"a tool to make NI Komplete Kontrol MK2 controllers more usable on Linux"

There are easy-to-follow instructions for ubuntu users to get
the few dependencies and the package installed, and build instructions
if someone wants to compile on their sysytem, all very nicely presented,
and linux users considering a midi controller, or a more modern one,
now have another alternative.

Macs are also supported :scared: :wink:

glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:33 am

Cakewalk daw in linux? Why not. Wine and wineasio
don't seem to mind. A few details are in the other linux
discussion. Love IK's Syntronik SY99 8)

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=160807&start=990

Cakewalk-Syntronik.jpg
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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:06 am

I'm a total Cakewalk newbie, but will promote it sometimes
because their support staff have been helpfull several times.
I need to get plugin scanning sorted, but here's one
from the Wayback Maschine area of Native Instruments :wink:
Cakewalk-Absynth-Ubuntu.png
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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:58 am

Finding several Kontakt-Cakewalk video how-2's on youtube,
and making progress, the more help the better.
Didn't some old band have a tune, 'Close To The Edge'? :hihi:
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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:28 pm

I had windows Cakewalk via wine, and native linux Reaper
in a session together...on different desktop screens.
The connections from qjackctl panel below show the output
from both daws routed to Jack Timemachine recorder utility.
Kontakt, RMXL, Synth1, Absynth 5, and a synth with midi-out
among the participants. A sample of the audio is attached,
it's a short zipped mp3.
Long live the weekend :hyper:
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audiojunkie
KVRAF
2955 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:58 pm

Very cool!
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
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:07 pm

Cakewalk is still kickin' it, Bandlab released a new version
with around 40 bug-fixes, and a couple dozen features
and workflow mods.
Ugo's 'old' String Theory plugin is still uncomplicated but effective fun, even if superceded by his M-Theory. (The entire Ugo collection is now free... S-T has sliders to blend between pluk and bow, dual multi-directional gated arps, with dual holds, a delay setup with dual pan controls, and separate speed/dot tempos for each pan, so there are great combos dividing between automated and hand-played sessions, with the delay feedback extending the machinery, and a ton of presets, many from the late great Tim Conrardy... and it's nice that it works in Cakewalk, drug feet-first out of the cyber boneyard by Bandlab, and wearing new dancing shoes on a regular basis. The screenshot is from Ubuntu Studio 19.10, with wine-staging 5.6 Cakewalk-StringTheory-Rakarrack.png
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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:46 pm

Trying to sort the linux 'limits.conf' settings, I maxed it out at
99, and upped 'jackdbus auto' setting in qjackctl to 92
(89 was a traditional max in qjackctl, so sorting a possible
mis-information as core linux audio code improves)

...recorded the attachement ditty style in linux Reaper
with a Kontakt piano, and pair of Synth1 arps,
two old and great instruments.
The session was using 23% of i7 2600 cpu, @ 3.4 ghz
but a filemanager/text-editor etc were also running.

Also, Kontakt was not limited to using a single core in Reaper's
buffering settings, a previous helpful choice, and was playing without dropouts, so a definite improvement over previous efforts!
Kontakt_The_Giant_Synth1-arps.png
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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:39 pm

I added a SampleTank 3 nylon guitar with some delay on it, to separate it
a bit from The Giant's sounds, attached zipped mp3,
and after closing the non-audio bits,
cpu use is still fine, 23% and lower
K6_The_Giant_Synth1-arps_ST3_Nylon-guit.png
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glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Mon May 04, 2020 2:32 pm

elswhere on KVR, some excellent news!
discoDSP wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:26 am
Release 7.0 now available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g89MtePSeQc
  • Active voices are now muted on program change.
  • ASIO support in Windows Standalone app.
  • EDIT menu redesign and enhancements.
  • Enhanced preset interaction with AU and VST3 hosts.
  • Fixed automation parameter display in Cubase VST3.
  • Framework update for increased stability and compatibility.
  • Full bank preset categorisation. Now 100 banks available.
  • macOS Standalone native menus and look & feel.
  • Parameter refactor with enhanced automation and proper learn, touch and latch modes support.
  • Preset list enhancements for VST3 and AU.
  • Removed Linux Webkit component for increased compatibility.
Upgrades and cross-grades for previous customers are available at Members Area.
Linux Discovery Pro has always worked fine, has a distinct
and wide range of sounds, lots of capabilities,
loads soundfonts, and the gui
is sensible. It's high on the 'great fun' chart :hyper:

glokraw
KVRAF
7484 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Commercial linux audio softwares

Post Wed May 13, 2020 1:57 pm

New version of Cakewalk By Bandlab is out now,
another long list of changes, but Reaktor and Kontakt
are both still working. The install and launch are still
too clunky for comfort, but what's a few extra sips
of coffee waiting for a free daw to untwist it's panties :hihi:

Great that Bandlab are keeping this daw alive!
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