Linux version of Wusik Station V8

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WilliamK
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4443 posts since 12 Jun, 2001 from Wusik Dot Com

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:26 pm

Ok, so, now I wonder, should I bother about creating a Linux version of Wusik Station V8? Can someone help me out? Otherwise I will need to charge a premium fee so I can learn the way... :hihi: Really, I'm sure someone could give me some directions...

I will them get an extra HD to boot some Linux version to compile and test things out. But I have no clue if this is something that people will use, and where to start. :oops:

Anyway, please, let me know, I need some input on this.

Here's the product page in case you don't know what it is already:
http://www.wusik.com/ww/products/wusik-station-v8

Cheers, WilliamK

glokraw
KVRAF
6674 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:53 pm

The Bitwig DAW works well in linux, as do the linux ports of the U-he plugins,
PianoteQ, and DiscoDSP Discovery Pro.

To the degree that Wusik is a sampler/rompler, there is a need for that in linux,
as linuxsampler is a bit complex for average musicians to tamper with.
There is a lot of interest in .sfz files. While porting linux may not be
a huge moneymaker up front, in the long run, down economies always
encourage thrift, and Wusik is priced at impulse, or mild savings, for many folks.

If you can make a nice simple installer, like U-he, I think a few hundred
people would test a demo. You might post this query at www.linuxmusicians.com
along with youtube links, answer questions that come up, and watch the page count
for a month. An open source lin/mac/pc synth called Helm was released recently,
and has gotten nice reviews, and 1300+ announcement page views,
despite being early beta.

Converting some soundbanks to solid sfz files, with good prices,
might be another option to consider, and inspire confidence in the full product.
Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
6674 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:03 pm

Bitwig daw installs in /opt
and creates two folders in /home/you
for sripts, sounds misc

Pianoteq unpacks to a location you choose,
with a standalone executable, and .so native vst.

U-he plugin installer scripts install to /home/you/.u-he
with links to that folder placed in /home/you/.vst/u-he

/home/you/.vst is a convenient folder used for native linux vsts.
Cheers

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WilliamK
KVRAF
4443 posts since 12 Jun, 2001 from Wusik Dot Com

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:15 pm

Oh yeah, thanks for the tips. :hug:

glokraw
KVRAF
6674 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:38 pm

There is also a maillist that gets traffic from users and developers.

http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user

Cheers

swindus
KVRist
249 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Germany

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:05 pm

Yes, create a Linux version! Wusik Station can really fill a gap on Linux. I owned the Windows version in the past and it would be fun to use it again on Linux. I can test the Linux version in different hosts (Bitwig, Renoise, Tracktion, Ardour4).

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WilliamK
KVRAF
4443 posts since 12 Jun, 2001 from Wusik Dot Com

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:29 am

Ok, looks like I need to start learning how to compile on Linux. :hihi: not sure when, but I will do my best...

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Nielzie
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8986 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherlands

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:54 am

glokraw wrote: Converting some soundbanks to solid sfz files, with good prices,
might be another option to consider, and inspire confidence in the full product.
Cheers
This please. :love: :hyper:
None are so hopeless enslaved as KVRians with GAS.

gckilla
KVRist
434 posts since 15 Dec, 2005

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:05 am

So did this ever go somewhere or is a linux version not on the roadmap any longer?

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Jorgeelalto
KVRist
336 posts since 31 May, 2015 from the Iberian Peninsula

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:41 am

Yeah, I'm also interested in having WS in my Linux computer. There is really an unfilled gap in need of good samplers.

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SampleScience
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3838 posts since 31 Oct, 2004 from Mtl, Canada

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:39 pm

Market wise, developing for Linux is a very bad idea. I've done my research and the market is paper thin. It's up to you to decide if it's worth your while, but unless you're a Linux geek yourself and want to do it out of principle, it's not worth it in my opinion.

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:49 pm

WilliamK wrote:Ok, so, now I wonder, should I bother about creating a Linux version of Wusik Station V8?
Finishing the products you already got cooking is a better strategy IMO

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StudioDave
KVRian
954 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:15 am

Numanoid wrote:
WilliamK wrote:Ok, so, now I wonder, should I bother about creating a Linux version of Wusik Station V8?
Finishing the products you already got cooking is a better strategy IMO
As a Linux user of course I'd love to see a native WS, but I have to agree with Numanoid here. Your existing users will appreciate your attention to present problems, and you can always make a Linux version afterwards if you're still motivated.

Best,

dp

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fmr
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8401 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:35 am

Numanoid wrote:
WilliamK wrote:Ok, so, now I wonder, should I bother about creating a Linux version of Wusik Station V8?
Finishing the products you already got cooking is a better strategy IMO
I agree. You just announced two new products in the current Group Buy, and two others possible, and not even a screenshot of a WIP was shown. You have responsibilities twoards those that subscribed that Group Buy. You should concentrate in getting that job done really quick, before embracing anything else. If you do not this, in the end it will be you and your business who will suffer and pay the consequences.
Fernando (FMR)

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Jorgeelalto
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336 posts since 31 May, 2015 from the Iberian Peninsula

Re: Linux version of Wusik Station V8

Post Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:56 am

You guys are right. A linux version is a nonsense, unless compiling the LV2 from the source is as easy as one step (and I don't think so).

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