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Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby I'm Hers~ » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:16 pm

Hey~ glad to be here~ just thought I'd make an introductory post; I'm a piano player on Ubuntu 16.04 with Reaper through WINE as my current DAW - although I'm having serious issues with it (see: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=182307)... nice to meet you all~ :>

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby MattKingUSA » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:12 pm

I tried reaper too but I couldn't even get my usb device set up in wine. But I'm aire someone here knows how to solve your issue. Welcome!

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby GMaq » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:56 am

I'm Hers~ wrote:Hey~ glad to be here~ just thought I'd make an introductory post; I'm a piano player on Ubuntu 16.04 with Reaper through WINE as my current DAW - although I'm having serious issues with it (see: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=182307)... nice to meet you all~ :>


Hi and welcome!

Your recording needs are quite simple, is a native Linux DAW like Ardour not able to do what you want? The excellent Pianoteq piano VST also comes in 2 linux formats (LV2, LinuxVST) and works well with Ardour. Reaper and Windows VST can work on Linux but is a terribly non-optimal and a VERY shaky foundation to base your Recording setup on.

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby I'm Hers~ » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:05 am

Well I got it to work now and I already made my first song (it also only took like 5-10 minutes to write lol)

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby sadko4u » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:01 pm

Don't use WinAPI emulators like WINE to use DAWs because of performance penalty. I think currently you have no problem to switch to another DAW that is natively supported under Linux. I would recommend Ardour or QTractor.
Don't listen folks that say you to 'switch to win or mac'. These ones in most cases didn't do anything that makes sound producing easier (plugins, tools, DAWs etc.), even for Win or Mac. They just consume VSTs and AUs that already have been done by somebody else. The main reason why Linux audio lags behind in development is the low demand for products under this platform.
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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby I'm Hers~ » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:53 am

I mean my current set-up works excellently for my purposes so why spend more money? Or even more time learning another DAW?

Once Reaper has a stable linux build [looks to be on the cards] I'll probably switch over to that though.

Latency doesn't affect me since I'm listening to my own piano's output rather than the output from my DAW when I am recording, and the only other thing I'm doing is making mixes. And I found that lowering the latency if I want to isn't too hard, should I want to do it... iirc I can get it down to a few ms of latency without any crackling anyway.~

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby briandc » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:55 pm

I like playing around with various VSTs, and quite a few of them perform just fine with Wine. In addition to Reaper, there's LMMS, FeSTige and FSThost, all which manage VSTs quite well (although a VST that runs well in one host may give problems in a different host).
There are also other "layers" available, similar to Wine but I've not yet tried them, such as CrossOver: https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/features

The list of native linux synths/samplers is certainly growing though. I have more than 50 showcased on my website! :)


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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby I'm Hers~ » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:09 am

Awesome! Know of any good pianos I would be able to use natively then? If you do then I can make the transition pretty smoothly once a native reaper release appears, most likely.

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby rghvdberg » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:43 am

list of really usable sampled instruments here
http://www.bandshed.net/sounds/sfz/
piano included

you'll need an sfz player, Linux sampler works for that.
Setting up linuxsampler with a DAW is a bit quirky.
Good tutorial here : http://libremusicproduction.com/tutoria ... m-together

Or when using wine https://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando/

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Re: Hiya~ Ubuntu 16.04 / Reaper user here

Postby briandc » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:55 am

The MDA plugins include a nice piano, and some variations: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mda-vst/


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