Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

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Hi update my setup.... I remove dx7,d50 an m1 and insert 6 korg volca series :D

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Name: Alan
Usage: home studio

Hardware used
Laptop: Dell Vostro 14 5480
Audio Interface: Roland Rubix 24
MIDI Controller: Akai MPK Mini II

Software used: GNU/Linux Debian (bullseye - sid) with KXStudio, Ardour, LMMS, Rosegarden, Qsynth, Helm, QJackctl, Patchage

So far everything working fine \o/ :)
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Name: Paul
Usage: Home Studio, live band performance, Pro DJ.
Hardware Used:Gigabyte 7LMT-USB3 R2, with AMD Phenom x4 16GB RAM, NVME /home and SATA / SSD drives. Soundcraftsmen 16 channel mixer with Lexicon effects. :
Built-in Audio for Stereo recording and playback. USB audio for headphone monitoring
Mics; EV 987, 957, Shure SM58s, Rode 1
Stands: Atlas, Manhasset, Ultimate Support
Handmade cables: Neutrik, pure copper cabling, hand soldered connections with 40 year old solder (the good stuff).
Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS,
Software: Ubuntustudio, Qjackctl, Jack, Audacity, Audacious, Mixxx, Ardour, UbuntuStudio-control (auto-add USB audio)
Issues: None, clean, sounds great, solid.
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Name: Barry
Usage: Home Studio, electronic music production
Hardware:
Yamaha MX88 keyboard/synth, USB audio capture and midi works
Roland SH01 Gaia keyboard/synth, USB audio not supported, midi working
Novation Circuit. USB midi works, doesn't do USB audio. Online circuit editor works but it's buggy, VST editors with wine, very buggy
Focusrite 2i2 Gen 3, works great
Yamaha MG10 analogue mixer
Mics: Shure SM58s, focusrite condenser
laptop Samsung Series 9 NP900x4a
Operating System: Ubuntu Studio 18.04
Software: Reaper DAW, Jack and various tools
Issues: USB audio support for the Roland would be great, it's audio output is noisy!
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This is my little corner for making podcasts.
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Name: Kirjis
Usage: Multitrack recording one instrument at a time, mixing, mastering
Hardware:
- Clevo NH77DBQ 17.3-inch "Graphic Designer" laptop from laptopwithlinux.com, with i7-10750H 6 cores, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, nVidia RTX-2060 (complete happiness, stable jack without xruns on stock kernel with 64 samples, 48 kHz with 3 periods)
- Tp-link powered 7-port USB hub (needs a power cycle every 3 months or so, otherwise great)
- Presonus Studio 2-6 USB audio interface (completely happy)
- Focal Alpha 8 powered speakers (nice sound, but has huge usability issues: no volume control, annoying power save)
- Little Dot II tube headphone amp (awesome price to performance ratio for pleasure listening)
- Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro closed headphones (fairly good noise blocking, used for recording and gaming etc)
- AKG K-601 open back headphones (for pleasure listening)
- Roland A-49 USB MIDI keyboard (cheap, not weighted keys, but works pretty well)
- Epiphone Korina Explorer el. guitar, Epiphone EJ-200 jumbo ac. guitar, MTD Kingston (made in Korea) 4-string bass, Fender Squier 4-string Jazz bass with diMarzio pickups
- Sonarworks XREF 20 measurement microphone
- Old MiniDSP processor between the Presonus and Focal speakers to straighten out the room bass response

Software:
- Linux Mint 20 distro
- Cadence (instead of qjackctl) for configuring and running jack2 daemon
- Pulseaudio is running at the same time and is routed through Pulseaudio JACK sinks to provide audio from Spotify and Firefox mostly (if I'm gaming, jackd is not running and pulse deals with Steam)
- New Session Manager (NSM) for restoring jack signal routing
- Carla for various things, notably handling volume control to Little Dot II and Focal speakers, which _do not have volume control_, which is just insane
- Reaper DAW for recording, mixing, mastering, everything
- Mixbus for some mastering only
- Guitarix for all my guitar and bass recording needs - I used to use Poulin amps, but I have some issues with them so I'm not using them anymore
- Currently I use linVst as bridge to run Windows VSTs
- Melda MDrummer is my only paid Windows VST, it works _almost_ perfectly... but has these issues: crash when trying to drag and drop MIDI, UI has some latency
- Bunch of free Windows VSTs (especially all free Melda plugins, Voxengo Boogex, limiter No6, TDR Nova, TDR Kotelnikov, Klangfreund LUFS meter)
- Reaper plugins are good
- Currently having some problems with lv2vst, so not using lv2-plugins in Reaper (I could use Carla to run them, but I don't feel the need)
- My favorite software instruments seem to be setBfree2 hammond, free u-he synths (Tyrell, Podolski, Zebralette), Dexed (DX-7 emulator)

That's pretty much all, please feel free to ask if you want to know more. Special mention about those Focal Alpha 8 speakers: If I'd known how annoying they are to use, I'd saved up for Genelecs.
My 2020 instrumental funk album (Kumikäki - Le Bob): https://komitea.fi/lebob/
Reaper - Mixbus - Guitarix - Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon | Clevo NH77DBQ 17" laptop - Presonus 2|6 - Focal Alpha 80
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Name: Patrick

Usage: professional home studio

Hardware PC: Asus z490a Prime, i9 10850k, 64GB, 14TB SSD (4+2TB NVME, 4+4TB SATA), Radeon 5700xt, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 + Focusrite Scarlett OctoPre, Behringer UMC1820 + Behringer 8200 ADAT, Behringer Motor 49, Behringer Control2USB monitor controller, Presonus Faderport 16, 50" 4K LCD (2160p = room for a lot of tracks!)

Hardware Audio: lots of outboard gear but the important bits are Manley Voxbox (single tracking vocals), Presonus Studio Channel (single tracking instruments), various mics including Slate ML1 and ML2, Golden Age tube and condenser mics, Shure SM7B/57/58/52/91, also a lowly MXL 990 (my go to drum room mic - love it!), main monitors include Akai Pro 8" nearfields, Polk 6.5" farfields, Mixcubes. Also have some KRK Rokits from back in the day (a Massdrop special that I've outgrown)

Software: Reaper, Ubuntu 21.04
Software Caveat: I have a lot of ilok (and waves) software I haven't figured out if possible to reincorporate yet. Izotope suites, Neural DSP amp sims, Melodyne studio, Slate ML Mic Emulations, etc. So far I'm doing without. Wouldn't mind having them again, but meh, not a priority yet.

Issues: Presonus Faderport is very rarely wonky requiring a hard reset to be seen over USB. Don't think it's a hardware / usb jack issue, worked fine under Windows and MacOS.

Overall rating: I'm literally only a day in on my Linux Musician journey but I've been doing production and engineering on other systems for decades. No major complaints yet!
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Name: Sam

Usage: Home studio

Hardware PC: PC I built a few years back, the specs are: Intel i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 1060.

Hardware Audio: Novation Ultranova keyboard chained to Keylab61 MIDI keyboard. Pedalboard consisting of Joyo American Sound pedal, Nux Solid Studio, Digitech RP350 MultiFX, Behringer Xenyx 502 mixing board, Focusrite Scarlet Solo Interface (2nd Gen), 1 Shure SM48 vocal microphone.

Software: Reaper, Devuan, Jackalpup (Puppy Linux)
Software Caveat: I would like to figure out how to utilize some of the old torrented audio plugins I've hoarded from my Windows days. Pretty sure I can just use WINE, and maybe Carla. I've tried Carla before for some kind of Arturia MiniMoog VST that came with my MIDI keyboard, but it kept crashing. I'm looking more to figuring out how to actually use JACK to hook it up to trigger modular synth plugins with drums at the same time to do some crazy stuff.

Issues: I do get some occasional slight pop or weird audio artifacting while recording in Reaper in Linux, but I can't complain too too much.

Overall rating: I'm pretty glad I switched to Linux over 3 years ago. I started with Lubuntu > Debian > Devuan > Gentoo > and now Fedora on my laptop (but kept Devuan on the audio Desktop computer). Can't say I didn't learn anything though since I think Linux is far superior in a lot of ways. I don't miss games too much though as stuff like Emacs has kept me super productive in both my daily work, and my personal hobby stuff.
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gennargiu wrote: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:50 pm Hi update my setup.... I remove dx7,d50 an m1 and insert 6 korg volca series :D

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Dang dude, that Volca setup is amazing!
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Hi,Volca rules on gnu Linux :D

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Name: Stefano
Usage: Home studio, radio broadcast
Hardware used: home built PC (i5, 12GB RAM, 1T SSD, AMD RX590 graphic card), Scarlett 2i2 2nd gen, Shure Beta58A microphone, Yamaha APX-8 acoustic guitar, Harley Benton TE-90QM electric guitar, Zoom G3X guitar effects, MIDIPLUS AKM322 MIDI-USB mini keyboard, TC Electronic PolyTune Clip Tuner, Harley Benton PB-20 BK bass guitar
Software used: Ubuntu, KXStudio repos, Ardour, Zyn Fusion, Surge, Virtual Playing Orchestra, JJazzLab, Calf plugins, LSP plugins, Dragonfly plugins, Airwindows plugins, mixxx, Sound Converter, Audacity
Issues with the system: none
Overall rating: works like a charm
I'm a SUDO wrestler - Italy - Ubuntu 20.04 - Ardour 6.7 - www.stefanodroghetti.it - www.youtube.com/user/SenbeeNorimaki - www.soundcloud.com/stefano-droghetti
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Post by mrz80 »

ALMOST everything is different from when I first posted couple of years ago, so...

Name: Bruce (well, that part's still the same)

Usage: Home studio, music arranging, learning tool (also my work PC, no dedicated music computer (yet))

Hardware used: home built PC - 4GHz FX8350, 12GB RAM, GT730 video card, 3 1920x1200 displays; Nektar SE49 and Novation Launchkey 25 keyboards, Novation ZeRO SL MkII control surface, Akai LPD8 pads, MAudio Revolution 5.1 sound card, soon to migrate to an MAudio Fast Track Ultra 8x8 USB interface, still have the tiny little Lepai 20WPC stereo amp and NHT Super Zeros, and my trusty old Sony MDR-V150 headphones that everyone else loves to hate; Assorted guitars, one with an GK3 on it for guitar synth goodness; Recently given a cheap P bass copy that I'm going to do a PJ conversion to one of these years; Built a pair of really inexpensive but really good sounding large diaphragm condenser mics*

Software used: Ubuntu Studio 20.04 with backports, still waffling between Rosegarden and Ardour (and now Bitwig, 'cause the keyboard came with it), Carla full of plugins: PG-8X, Surge, DCO-106, Eight Voice, MDA Piano, TyrellN6, Zebralette, SQ8L; I also keep a copy of Aeolus handy because pipe organ; Hydrogen for drums (but planning on getting something like a good ol' SR16 because I'm an 80s kind of guy); VCVRack because as a kid in the 70s I always wanted a wall of modules like in the PAIA catalog and Keith Emerson's monster Moog

Overall rating: Once I got some plugin UI issues resolved (WIne-staging and Carla get into fistfights with XFCE4's Compositor, so shut it off) I'm happy as a clam at high tide.

Current projects: Wiring up an XLR patch panel so I don't have to reach behind the Fast Track every time I want to plug something in, coming up with a bulletproof software-synth worship keyboard setup for church, rearranging and partially rewriting my TSO-homage God Rest Ye/Carol of The Bells/What Child Is This? mashup for the church Christmas dinner, and getting my brain wrapped around the basics of ambient electronic music - old dog, new tricks, that sort of thing
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Tower Hardware:
Ryzen 7
64gb RAM
2tb SSD
GTX 970

Music Hardware:
Maschine Mikro MkII Controller
Alesis V49 Keyboard
Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones
King Trumpet
2x Yamaha HS-8 Monitors
2x Shure SM57 microphone
2x Shitty guitars

Software:
EndeavourOS
i3 Window Manager
Bitwig Studio & Renoise
U-He Diva, Xfer Serum, iZotope Suite, Fabfilter Suite, Native Instruments Komplete, among others

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