MUSIC DISTROS

What other apps and distros do you use to round out your studio?

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catopett
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MUSIC DISTROS

Postby catopett » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:07 pm

Hi i am looking for a distro for making music, both with MIDI and DAW

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Re: MUSIC DISTROS

Postby CrocoDuck » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 am

You can have a look at this list, which I will maybe soon update: https://thecrocoduckspond.wordpress.com ... ributions/
Check my Linux audio experiments on my SoundCloud.
Browse my AUR packages.
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Re: MUSIC DISTROS

Postby bmarkham » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:59 pm

I'm a huge fan of KXStudio because a lot of the more complicated aspects of Linux audio just plain work out of the box without have to get a degree in alsa-jack-usb-oh my! lol

For a Daw, I like Ardour, which you can get in pre-compiled form at ardour.org for a $4/month contribution. If you are used to Reaper and already have it for Windows, that license will work for the linux version.

There is a forum here dedicated to KXStudio so there's a lot of help available.

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Re: MUSIC DISTROS

Postby Nuri » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:02 pm

AVLinux is in my opinion a bit better than KXStudio:
- RT kernel is default
- it comes with XFCE
- it is much more up-to-date

But I agree that KXStudio is a lot easier to start with.

AVLinux is more in a pure Debian style: root user, no sudo. Custom login manager (SLiM). Root terminal / user terminal.

KXStudio is a bit outdated but really usable if you only make audio with it.
For a "no-stress-solution", go for KXStudio.

With AVLinux it IS VERY IMPORTANT to read the manual before you do anyting!

And don't try to dual- or multi-boot AVLinux with another Linux distro: it will mess up your existing GRUB and you will never be able to log in your other Linux distro. Like me last week :oops: . If your not a Linux power user, don't try it!
Dual-boot with Windows is no problem. Works!

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Re: MUSIC DISTROS

Postby RastaManKing » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:46 am

Nuri wrote:AVLinux is in my opinion a bit better than KXStudio:
- RT kernel is default
- it comes with XFCE
- it is much more up-to-date

But I agree that KXStudio is a lot easier to start with.

AVLinux is more in a pure Debian style: root user, no sudo. Custom login manager (SLiM). Root terminal / user terminal.

KXStudio is a bit outdated but really usable if you only make audio with it.
For a "no-stress-solution", go for KXStudio.

With AVLinux it IS VERY IMPORTANT to read the manual before you do anyting!

And don't try to dual- or multi-boot AVLinux with another Linux distro: it will mess up your existing GRUB and you will never be able to log in your other Linux distro. Like me last week :oops: . If your not a Linux power user, don't try it!
Dual-boot with Windows is no problem. Works!


i currently have AV Linux installed dual booting with arch linux and windows... no problems at all, i just skipped AVLinux's grub installed and reconfigured my arch grub to pick up AVLinux all thins in a UEFI/GPT system, working just fine :)


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