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by thetotalchaos
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Best multimedia app on Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Best multimedia app on Linux

Is Ubuntu studio( US) the best Linux multimedia distro? Yes, it is. Ubuntu Studio is properly optimized for audio performance out of the box, and also have an unique application (ubuntustudio-controls) that syncs your sound servers (aka JACK, Pulseaudio and ALSA). It has great support, and its is t...
by thetotalchaos
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: XRUNS ... but why?
Replies: 49
Views: 3478

Re: XRUNS ... but why?

You don't need to configure manually your system for audio performance. You just need to install kxstudio-default-settings. Just install it, reboot and check out if the realtimeconfigquickscan is all green. What else i can advice you? You don't need swap partition, but having a realtime linux is a h...
by thetotalchaos
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu Studio 19.04 - tried to upgrade and have lost JACK, Ardour, Cadence amongst others
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Ubuntu Studio 19.04 - tried to upgrade and have lost JACK, Ardour, Cadence amongst others

Ubuntu Studio has an amazing app ubuntustudio-controls that now handles the Jack server, similar to Cadence. And both ubuntu studio and kxstudio has their own distinct pro-audio optimization scripts. My point is that practically you and your system don't benefit from the fact, that you combine kxstu...
by thetotalchaos
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: AV Linux 2020.1.14 Release Candidate for testing only
Replies: 42
Views: 1842

Re: AV Linux 2020.1.14 Release Candidate for testing only

Hey Glen, I am always satisfied to see your project back in action, now based on the latest Debian stable. I have a question (report) about the custom installer. In the previous versions, i remember an issue, that in order to install AVLinux on my PC, a mandatory swap partition has to be created. My...
by thetotalchaos
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: recording pulseaudio output
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: recording pulseaudio output

I will recommend to use pavucontrol. It gives you more options, compared to your desktop environment's volume control app. Use alsamixer (qasmixer, gnome-alsamixer) to check if your alsa levels are correct. For example my alsa volume level defaults on 40%, which makes my output very quiet, regardles...
by thetotalchaos
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: [Solved] Cadence greyed out Device/Interface
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Cadence greyed out Device/Interface

It looks to me that your audio device is firewire. You should try to tune it from the firewire tab. Try to install alsa-tools as well. Check if you have alsa-plugins + alsa-firmware. Thankfully you have Arch Wiki, which is a great repository of knowledge. PS: Cadence is a very tricky app, so make su...
by thetotalchaos
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] Debian Buster fresh install and kxstudio-repos_10.0.2_all.deb Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Debian Buster fresh install and kxstudio-repos_10.0.2_all.deb Problem

No, there is more, there is deb-multimedia, cinelerragg, waterfox, palemoon and the debian backports with the latest libreoffice. Although on that particular machine there ist no cinelerragg yet. I found your issue here. There are too much external repositories. Deb-multimedia itself, basically rew...
by thetotalchaos
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] Debian Buster fresh install and kxstudio-repos_10.0.2_all.deb Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Debian Buster fresh install and kxstudio-repos_10.0.2_all.deb Problem

This is what i would do, if i am in that situation. 1. I will remove all non native debian repos 2. i will remove all non native packages 3. i will reboot 4. i will install the latest kxstudio-repos from the website and i will install it following the instructions 5. i will install the following pac...
by thetotalchaos
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Linux music player recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 1857

Re: Linux music player recommendation

This is a good place to start: http://aqualung.jeremyevans.net/ If you have an audiophile demands i recommend that one: https://www.musicpd.org/ It is the default player in Audiophile Linux. You can find good recommended configuration, somewhere on their website https://www.ap-linux.com/ But if I, a...
by thetotalchaos
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: do I miss anything if I just use jack but not using pulseaudio?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: do I miss anything if I just use jack but not using pulseaudio?

You are not gaining anything either. A few years ago i made a custom Archlinux installation. With FLuxbox as WM, and Jack2 + Alsa. Nowadays Firefox has a native Jack support, and there is a app/script called "apulse" that can run pulse apps without pulse itself. Fluxbox was useful, because...
by thetotalchaos
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

jeff@jeff-Inspiron-5567:~$ apt-get -s install jackd1 jackd2 NOTE: This is only a simulation! apt-get needs root privileges for real execution. Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated, so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation! Reading package lists... Done Building depend...
by thetotalchaos
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

I'm tired of dependency hell doing music on Ubuntu. I've read a lot about NixOS and it sounds wonderful, but I don't know how much support for audio applications it provides. Has anybody here used it? Moving past Ubuntu is like the Linux variant of puberty. Every Linux user, who were around long en...
by thetotalchaos
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Desktop extensions
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Desktop extensions

If you want to use Cadence on Gnome, i suggest you follow my tips here. Very useful in order to sync those environments in tune. https://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=17780&p=87243&hilit=cadence+pulseaudio+cadence+tips#p87243 PS: As for the extensions above, they aren't ver...
by thetotalchaos
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Audacity works fine, Rosegarden does not
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Audacity works fine, Rosegarden does not

You should firstly start Jack, and secondly you should start Qsynth, with the soundfonts preloaded. Sorry if this sounds repetitive, but i am concerned by your comparison with Audacity, because they work overall differently. Personally i love Rosegarden. I love it, because of the unique approach and...
by thetotalchaos
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?

This seems to be removed in the latest versions of QuickScan. But just out of curiosity - What are those extra checks, that appear if you give the IRQ value properly?

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