Ubuntu Studio on a Mac Mini?

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mark swanson
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Ubuntu Studio on a Mac Mini?

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I have a Mac Mini on which I used to run Pro Tools. I no longer use that, instead I use Tracktion's Waveform. it runs on Linux....so I was wondering how difficult it might be to install Ubuntu Studio on the Mac Mini that is now doing nothing....Does anyone have any experience there? is there a different Ubuntu flavor I should use? Thank you folks!

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Well, I bit the bullet tonight and I went ahead and installed Ubuntu Studio on my Mac Mini. It seems to have gone just fine, but I don't know my way around the desktop very well. And I have experienced several crashes of the DAW I prefer to use, Waveform. I don't know how to get my interface installed....it seems I have a lot to learn.

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I'm curious how this will turn out. What interface are you using? Are you recording audio, sequencing midi, or a combination of the two?

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Re: Ubuntu Studio on a Mac Mini?

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It's been a while now and I can say that I have everything working good, to the best of my knowledge. I am running Tracktion Waveform 9, and I have a bunch of plugins, and everything seems to be running fine!
I have the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra interface, it is obsolete for Windows 8/10 systems and so I just had it sitting around. It is a decent interface for the most part, even though it was a bit hard to get it set up right. it took me a while to figure that out but once I did it seems to be working great! I intend to use Midi too but I don't think I have that part of the interface working yet and I haven't even tried it yet.
But all in all, I am very impressed! being new to Linux at all, I really like it and am very glad I did it.

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