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Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby jlborges » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:44 am

Hi all.
My main objective is to compose music and render it in high quality audio files.
I've been using LMMS with SF2 soundfonts and a few VST plugins (windows DLLs). Now it stopped working for some reason even on a fresh clean install with the KXStudio repos.
I've just tried MuSE but it simply dumps the core and doesn't start.
Is there any other software I can run under Linux to do the same?

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Re: Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby English Guy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:19 pm

Ardour or Qtractor.

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Re: Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby sysrqer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:12 pm

renoise, tracktion, bitwig, ardour, qtractor, non suite

A similar thread here - viewtopic.php?t=11430

If you want to use windows vsts then there are two options, you can use carla to load them or airwave. Then you can load them up in your chosen host. I use airwave inside renoise myself, and ardour for audio editing (vocals etc).

Also, reaper is pretty solid running under wine and from my experience with it windows vsts are more stable in that than carla or airwave in ardour etc. Depends what you need though.

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Re: Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby Symbient » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:17 pm

Audacity is very simple and user friendly interface and can do high quality audio formats included Wav and Flac. I suppose ardour does the job well enough too and qtractor is a well developed DAW aswell.
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Re: Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby 42low » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:07 am

Fosile topic. :mrgreen:

But with me first the question rases what kind of music you want to go produce. The anwer is important for the right choises.

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Re: Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby Philotomy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:00 pm

42low wrote:But with me first the question rases what kind of music you want to go produce. The anwer is important for the right choises.


That interesting. I'm just getting started with recording, and I'm using Bitwig. I mainly record mic'd guitar and vocals, but I also want sampler and MIDI for bass, drums, keyboards, effects, et cetera.

What categories would you put the various Linux DAWs into, as far as matching a DAW to a kind of music?

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Re: Advice for a DAW under Linux (don't laugh, please!)

Postby 42low » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:34 pm

Philotomy wrote:
42low wrote:But with me first the question rases what kind of music you want to go produce. The anwer is important for the right choises.


That interesting. I'm just getting started with recording, and I'm using Bitwig. I mainly record mic'd guitar and vocals, but I also want sampler and MIDI for bass, drums, keyboards, effects, et cetera.

What categories would you put the various Linux DAWs into, as far as matching a DAW to a kind of music?


I would make the biggest variable between digital or analogue music.

Ardour works great for my analogue productions, but as i understand ardour ain't that great with midi (? hearsay).
But when i want to create sample tracks (cause i lack the instruments) i use for instance LMMS.
But in the end i produce analogue, so i grab back on ardour and import the digital parts analogue again (i export them to high quality wav or flac) to create the overall project.

I'm to unexperienced with other daw's (ardour just does it for me) so i can't say more than that i read everywhere that those who do productions mostly with samples and midi don't use ardour.
But instead i love Ardour. :mrgreen:


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