Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:19 pm

bulevardi wrote:[...]
My current linux setup:

Linux Mint (18.3 cinnamon) on a i3 processor, 6g ram
Reaper DAW (Linux version)
ModDuo (pedalboards)
U-He Hive (synths)
Focusrite solo usb interface.

Works like a charm !

Nice neat setup! Do you use Reaper for (virtual) Midi instruments like synthesizers too? Or do you mainly record guitar audio?

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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby bluebell » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:13 pm

bulevardi wrote:
Michael Willis wrote:Nice cactus!

Thanks!
It's not a real one though, it's a ceramic one.
I first thought it was a dildo!


I thought it's a battery powered plastic cactus with a builtin microphone that wiggles/dances to music :)
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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby mrz80 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:17 pm

Mostly a guitarist, just launching into the whole "computer as studio" thing after successfully completing a rather involved arrangement for a Church program last Christmas. It was a bit of a steep learning curve, but it beat using a razor blade, scotch tape, and five billion photocopies of the sheet music! :D

Name: mrz80

Purpose: composing, arranging, learning, exasperating the wife :lol:

Main machine
hw: homebrew Phenom II X6, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB spinnydisk, MAudio sound card, Novation Launchkey 25, Akai LPD8
(I have a Macbook with a busted screen waiting in the wings for a screen repair and a RAM upgrade, if I ever get around to it)
(I don't have the space to set it up at present, but there's also my daughter's Casio Privia PX-310 up on edge in a closet)
Half a dozen guitars, and a MicroCube amp
audio: Cheap little Lepai amp, NHT SuperZero speakers at ear level
sw: Ubuntu Studio 18.04, Jack, Hydrogen, Rosegarden, Audacity, Qsynth, Padthv1, Amsynth, Synthv1, Bristol, VCV Rack (that last is an obsession all by itself!)
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Portable machine
hw: Acer Chromebook C720 snagged at a hamfest for $25, 2GB RAM, 128MB SSD
audio: whatever is handy where I am, usually either Sony MDR V150 'phones or the church's PA
sw: Same as above
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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby Linuxmusician01 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:56 pm

@mrz80: Welcome! :)

What DAW do you use to record your (guitar) audio with?

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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby mrz80 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:21 am

Only time I've recorded myself was through the church's PA, pulling the house feed into Audacity with one of those little Behringer stereo USB bricks. Worked just fine.
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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby thumbknuckle » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:48 pm

hey everyone, new poster but long time Linux audio user. I make my living as a live audio engineer and by playing bass in a couple steady bands and lots of freelance situations. I also compose and perform more esoteric music and do a lot of improvising gigs.

I have a modest project studio in my detached garage, here's what's out there:

The room is a freestanding 11'x17'structure with heavy, nearly soundproof, walls and extensive acoustical treatments.
The computer is a DIY system based around a quad core i5 processor.
The OS is Fedora 20 with the planetCCRMA packages and a lot of stuff built from source.
Audio input and output is by way of an M Audio Delta 1010LT wired to a Soundcraft Spirit LX7. I also have a Behringer XR18 but the Soundcraft/M Audio setup is what is always wired up and ready to go.
Monitors are KRK V8's with the matching V12 sub.
I record to Harrison Mixbus32C, still on version 4.
Charts are typeset with Lilypond.
I do a lot of stuff with Pure Data, prototyping on the studio machine and using a Raspberry Pi on gigs.
MIDI controllers are a M Audio Keystation and Behringer BCF2000.
I am an EMACS loyalist.
I program in Haskell with the ancient Hugs interpreter and in C with GCC.
I like Aqualung for listening to music, it's the only thing I've found on Linux that does gapless playback between songs.
Drums are a recent Sonor kit in bop sizes.
Guitar rig is a modded Traynor YBA-1 on an EVM12L.
My main bass is an early 90's Peavey Axcellerator V. Backup is a mid 2000's Peavey GV with a carbon fiber neck. I've got a few others but they don't get much use.
'Bass amp' is a Behringer XR12 or XR18 feeding either a power amp and a fearFul 15/6 or whatever powered speaker box is of an appropriate size for the gig. At the studio I'm usually direct in to the console and listening through the monitors.

Guess that's about it.

cheers!

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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby GMaq » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:30 pm

Hi!

I'm a fan of your Thumbknuckle trio stuff you've posted on the Ardour forum in the past and I really liked your mixes!

Got any links to your music? That stuff needs to be somewhere!!??

Oh yeah and the Traynor YBA-1... I know 2 people still using them for bass amps... just keep popping in new tubes every few years, great amps for guitar or bass. I actually have an original Traynor Studio Mate that I modded into a new cabinet with an EV12L so I'm loving your taste in amps and speakers! :)

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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Postby thumbknuckle » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:25 pm

GMaq wrote:Hi!

I'm a fan of your Thumbknuckle trio stuff you've posted on the Ardour forum in the past and I really liked your mixes!

Got any links to your music? That stuff needs to be somewhere!!??


Thanks man!

I have a Bandcamp page with most of my more 'finished' releases available here: https://bidicz.bandcamp.com/

and a Youtube page which includes most of that stuff and a bunch more casual things here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAplK0 ... osP64inokQ

Both of the Thumbknuckle trio demos are up at both sites.


GMaq wrote:Oh yeah and the Traynor YBA-1... I know 2 people still using them for bass amps... just keep popping in new tubes every few years, great amps for guitar or bass. I actually have an original Traynor Studio Mate that I modded into a new cabinet with an EV12L so I'm loving your taste in amps and speakers! :)


Old Traynor stuff is great, super well built with quality components. The YBA-1 is essentially a 50 watt Marshall plexi with just a couple different value components and an overbuilt output transformer. People have finally started to catch on but for a long time you could buy them for almost nothing.


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