Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

Post by gennargiu »

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

Hp Elite 8200 3,1 Ghz - 16 Giga Ram Hd 2 Terabyte - studiomusic64-Ubuntu Studio 18.04-Ardour 5,12 - Mixbus 5
Asus X54c - studiomusic64- Mx Linux 19.3-Ardour 5.12- Mixbus 5-RPI3 + Raspbian Buster- Rpi4 (4giga ram)
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Post by alan »

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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Post by pksings »

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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Post by gauger »

Name: Barry
Usage: Home Studio, electronic music production
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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Re: Please share your gnu/linux music production setup

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Name: Kirjis
Usage: Multitrack recording one instrument at a time, mixing, mastering
- Clevo NH77DBQ 17.3-inch "Graphic Designer" laptop from, 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

- 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):
Reaper - Mixbus - Guitarix - Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon | Clevo NH77DBQ 17" laptop - Presonus 2|6 - Focal Alpha 8
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