Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

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Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby arpegadream » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:44 am

Looking at guitar pedals and software that allows modifying presets/programming and/or allows authoring it, seems only Mac and Win are supported. Are there any exceptions to this?

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby tramp » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:36 pm

arpegadream wrote:Looking at guitar pedals and software that allows modifying presets/programming and/or allows authoring


There is the OWL:
https://www.rebeltech.org/product/owl-pedal/

full open source and hardware. Coming with a toolchain to allow you to build and load your own plug's. Support fro example, faust dsp language.
Currently out of stuck.

There is Zynthian:
http://zynthian.org/

full open source and hardware.
coming as build-kit, running linux, use, for example LV2 plugs and as well jack stand-alone applications. Have a active community around it.

And, of course , there is the MOD:
https://www.moddevices.com/

Mostly open source, but closed hardware.
running arch Linux, using LV2 plugs, coming with a toolchain to easy write, build and upload your plugs to the MOD, but has as well a plug store with free (more then 600 currently) and paid (dunno how much) plugs to download and use in the MOD. Support as well MAX live and PD. Have a active community.
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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby ufug » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:49 pm

arpegadream wrote:Looking at guitar pedals and software that allows modifying presets/programming and/or allows authoring it, seems only Mac and Win are supported. Are there any exceptions to this?


I just wanted to say this is a great question. Seeing USB ports on pedals and amps is a frustrating trend.

I got a Mooer Radar a few months back which I am about to sell for this very reason. Amazing tool crippled by its attachment to its software.

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby VanHammen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:39 pm

Supporting an open source and linux-friendly pedal maker is the best way to go but if you are stuck with proprietary gear note there are often community projects to help.

These are two I know about, there are probably more.

qtpod: https://llg.cubic.org/tools/qtpod/ Line6 POD 2.0 and POD Pro

gdigi: https://desowin.org/gdigi/ Digitech RP150, RP155, RP250, RP255, RP355, RP500, RP1000, GNX3000, GNX4K

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby JamesPeters » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:49 pm

ufug wrote:I just wanted to say this is a great question. Seeing USB ports on pedals and amps is a frustrating trend.

I got a Mooer Radar a few months back which I am about to sell for this very reason. Amazing tool crippled by its attachment to its software.


It works fine without connecting it to a computer though. If you want to add IRs or update the firmware, then you'd need to be connecting it to a computer (and in that case, OSX or Windows but not Linux). Otherwise the Radar software allows you to use the Radar without using its own button/dial-based menu. It's just a convenience if you're using it near a computer, not something that you need to use. There's no additional functionality in the software that isn't in the Radar's own button/dial menu. That one button/dial approach works surprisingly well too.

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby ufug » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:11 pm

JamesPeters wrote: If you want to add IRs or update the firmware, then you'd need to be connecting it to a computer (and in that case, OSX or Windows but not Linux).


But that's exactly what I wanted to do! :lol: The Radar has a few presets that are OK, but I have a collection of IRs that I prefer.

Yeah, I can borrow a friend's time and win computer (which I did) but it's not a practical solution going forward. When building their interface they should have either open sourced it or made a cross platform tool. I mean, it's just a management interface for some files, there's no significant value inherent to the software to protect--it's the hardware that has the value.

Don't get me started on Fender "FUSE"...

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby JamesPeters » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:34 am

I'd prefer that they made the software usable in Linux too, but for my purposes I don't mind. I like the selection of cabs it has once I got used to them and how the presets work (mic position/distance, EQ, etc.); it's actually quite flexible. Plus I'm only really using it for bass guitar at the moment, since for guitar I'd rather use a microphone. If I needed to record silently or to use this for gigs (to a P.A.) I'd be happy enough with its own sims especially for what it cost me.

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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby tramp » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:34 am

Oh and I forgot to mention Bela:

https://bela.io/

comes as well as diy kit.
If, for example you like to have a (very) little box to take Rakarrack with you, or make a stomp-box, then Bela could be your choice.
One of the former main developers from Rakarrack is now active with Bela and have published a couple of the effects from the project for Bela already:
https://github.com/transmogrifox/transmogriFX_bela
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Re: Do any Guitar pedal makers offer Linux support?

Postby arpegadream » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:14 pm

Thank you all, great answers! Will pursue in time!


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