The linux DAW thread

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glokraw
KVRAF
6531 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:29 pm

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 6&t=507744

I tried the new BlueCat Free Amp plugin with
wine/reaper, and wrapped as a vst by linvst,
then hosted in the linux reaper, in both cases, it's working Ok.
It includes three nice amps, with great tonal range
and dynamics, includes presets, and you can save your own
by left-clicking in the preset widget. Should be a very welcome guest
in your vst amp room 8)
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
6531 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:31 pm

folderol, a braintrust of zynaddsubfx,
mentioned at linuxmusicians.com
that the June 2018 Linux Audio Conference
videos are now available at

https://media.ccc.de/b/conferences/lac/lac18

Around 30 hours of videos, so prep your high-speed internet,
warm up the synapses, and pick some winners!
Cheers

fedexnman
KVRAF
2371 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:38 am

Steinberg ur-rt2 and ur-rt4 audio interfaces ??? glowkraw what you think ??? They work with iPad , iOS , Windows10 , and Mac ??? :phones:

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farlukar
KVRAF
5964 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 am

If an audio interface works on iWhatever (i.e. USB audio compliant), the chance it runs on linux is somewhere near 100%.

[edit]
This here seems to confirm that:

chk071
KVRAF
17321 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:27 am

Audio compliant audio interfaces?? Didn't even know that exists. The pointing to the Yamaha USB driver on the Steinberg site hints also that it won't run without a driver: https://www.steinberg.net/index.php?id= ... ur-rt2&L=0

IMO, without knowing it 100% sure, i'd say you'll always need a driver for a sound card/audio interface.

fedexnman
KVRAF
2371 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:31 am

I know the Steinberg ur22 and ur44 worked .... To be honest these Rupert Neve look pretty much like those but with the transformers slapped in there .

chk071
KVRAF
17321 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:32 am

Alright. I really thought they need some kind of driver. Does it work on all supported sample and bit rates as well?

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farlukar
KVRAF
5964 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 am

Apple wanted USB audio interfaces to work on iPads, so no mucking about with drivers but just working out-of-the-box.
Apparently Apple's BSD backend hardware control is similar enough to that of Linux, so stuff that works on Apples tends to work on Linux as well.

Just for once — thanks, Apple :hihi:

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The proper term is "class compliant", meaning that there's no driver required for a device in a certain USB device class, be it audio, video, keyboard, whatev.
Last edited by farlukar on Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

fedexnman
KVRAF
2371 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:53 am

Yeah no kidding. ..

glokraw
KVRAF
6531 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:35 pm

Luc from www.linuxmusicians.com mentions good news,
that linux Tracktion 7 daw is now free to use.
Also mac/win versions.

https://marketplace.tracktion.com/shop/free-daw

Competition is sweet!
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
6531 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:49 am

https://forum.cockos.com/forumdisplay.p ... 21adf&f=52

This ongoing discussion is a trove of linux audio configuration ideas! :hyper:

glokraw
KVRAF
6531 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:54 am

Jack Winters recent post at the linux reaper forum,
with good news for musicians using wine:

"Exciting times ahead. Steam just announced their Proton project, which will allow the Linux client to run Windows games seamlessly using a special Wine version. This in itself probably isn't too exciting unless you are a gamer. But they also announced esync https://github.com/zfigura/wine/blob/esync/README.esync which I think we'll be very happy to see.

What it actually does is to remove calls to the wineserver when using many windows syncing primitives. This is sure to cut down on execution times and avoid many context switches, which will translate to lower overhead when hosting Windows vsts in Wine."

audiojunkie
KVRAF
2676 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:55 am

This is great news @Glokraw!! I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been hanging out over in the Cockos Reaper Linux forums as well lately. :-) I never see you there though. Do you use a different handle?
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
6531 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:46 am

audiojunkie wrote:This is great news @Glokraw!! I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been hanging out over in the Cockos Reaper Linux forums as well lately. :-) I never see you there though. Do you use a different handle?
What's a handle? :?





:wink:

The official status and successful state of the linux Reaper version,
has gathered a crowd of users with all manner of experience,
it's quite an education to see how people
are using the daw, with it's scripting tools, plugins, and utilities.
An interesting side effect is the U-he linux-beta topic here that was
locked and moved to reddit a few months ago, has been piling up
the views count, since the linux reaper news went mainstream.
People are hitting the search engines, and hopefully finding some jewels.
Cheers

low_low
KVRist
362 posts since 20 Jul, 2018

Re: The linux DAW thread

Post Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:05 am

glokraw wrote:The official status and successful state of the linux Reaper version, has gathered a crowd of users with all manner of experience, it's quite an education to see how people are using the daw, with it's scripting tools, plugins, and utilities. An interesting side effect is the U-he linux-beta topic here that was locked and moved to reddit a few months ago, has been piling up the views count, since the linux reaper news went mainstream. People are hitting the search engines, and hopefully finding some jewels.
Cheers
I'm happy to see that Linux finally has enough support from manufacturers to be a viable tool for audio production. Many people on this forum (subjective opinion based on what I've read) only concern themselves with how Linux compares vs. windows and mac in terms of VST support, DAW support, etc, but I don't think they understand that there is a Linux universe that has nothing to do with those operating systems that simply needs audio tools.

It's also nice to see that people around the world have an option that can be used in places where paying software licenses fees is nearly impossible. You don't buy a 150$us/license when you're making 5$us/day.

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