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Bitwig Studio

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I've been a Linux user for a few years now and have always loved it except for the lack of a good DAW. I never really liked Ardour or LMMS so I just countinued to use FL-Studio on Windows then eventually transfered over to Ableton. When Bitwig finally came out I was excited there was a Linux version of it and had to give it a shot. I loved everything about it! It's like Ableton Live but instead of being made primaraly for recording live bands it's made primaraly for making digital music. I've been using it for a solid month now and I'm pretty good at it. So far I made a remix of a Donkey Kong track, a demo track, I'm working on a really uplifting trance track and I have many other projects that I'm working on.

I created this thread as a place for you Linux fans that want to give Bitwig a test. I can answer pretty much any question you have, share knowledge of the plug-ins we have working on it, share patches, etc. I'll check this post once in the morning (7-8ish EST) and once in the evening (4-8ish EST) to answer questions. Enjoy! :mrgreen:

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Re: Bitwig Studio

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NerDee wrote:I created this thread as a place for you Linux fans that want to give Bitwig a test.
Very nice. Users might also want to keep tabs on the activities on the Bitwig forum at KVR, a lot of information is being gathered there.

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Is anyone using BITWIG with DEBIAN and is there anything one has to know?

Does BITWIG install into home or into root? I hope it's not the latter. Think I'll give it a try.
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Re: Bitwig Studio

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As a .deb package, Bitwig installs with root priviliges. It installs itself in /usr/ and in /opt/ with additional user data in ~

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/opt
/opt/bitwig-studio
/opt/bitwig-studio/EULA.txt
/opt/bitwig-studio/EULA.rtf
/opt/bitwig-studio/Library
/opt/bitwig-studio/Library/modulators
/opt/bitwig-studio/Library/modulators/Classic LFO.bwmodulator
/opt/bitwig-studio/Library/modulators/Voice Stack.bwmodulator
/opt/bitwig-studio/Library/modulators/Audio Rate.bwmodulator
/opt/bitwig-studio/Library/modulators/Envelope Follower.bwmodulator
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Thanks!

Can you see how much GB it is in /opt and /usr ?

Is it save to install it as root or should I add me as sudo user. On the other hand does it make any difference (sudo vs su)?

On the website it"s written:

Minimum 9GB free disk space (for full content installation).

I hope that this is not installed in root as I "only" have 15 GB left.
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There's not much at all in /usr/. In /opt/ :

% cd /opt/
% du -ch bitwig-studio/
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549M total

Rights can be tailored using sudo although I wouldn't spend any time with that regarding Bitwig. An install as root is OK.

Bitwig will create two directories in ~. I have redirected the folder for the musical creations away from user and into a disk on its own. Along with the mixes, it takes 419 GB to date, so I do not want to burden the home directory with this. Also, it's cleaner to backup in a way.

% cd ~/Bitwig Studio

Controller Scripts/
Extensions/
Library -> /B3/Bitwig Studio/Library/
Projects -> /Compotes/Bitwig/

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Perfect, thanks again :)
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lilith wrote:On the website it"s written:
Minimum 9GB free disk space (for full content installation).
That content is meant to be installed by downloading from within running Bitwig, not from deb package.

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chaocrator wrote:installed by downloading from within running Bitwig
And these will be stored in your"~/home" directory, which may be on a different partition.

If necessary, you could expand your root partition or, e.g., move /usr /... to another partition. Does anyone know any good, serious instructions?
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Re: Bitwig Studio

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Doesn't work :(

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root@fox dpkg -i bitwig-studio-2.3.5.deb
Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket bitwig-studio wird gewählt.
(Lese Datenbank ... 226359 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
Vorbereitung zum Entpacken von bitwig-studio-2.3.5.deb ...
Entpacken von bitwig-studio (2.3.5) ...
dpkg: Abhängigkeitsprobleme verhindern Konfiguration von bitwig-studio:
 bitwig-studio hängt ab von libav-tools | ffmpeg; aber:
  Paket libav-tools ist nicht installiert.
  Paket ffmpeg ist nicht installiert.

dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten des Paketes bitwig-studio (--install):
 Abhängigkeitsprobleme - verbleibt unkonfiguriert
Trigger für gnome-menus (3.13.3-9) werden verarbeitet ...
Trigger für desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) werden verarbeitet ...
Trigger für mime-support (3.60) werden verarbeitet ...
Trigger für shared-mime-info (1.8-1+deb9u1) werden verarbeitet ...
Trigger für hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) werden verarbeitet ...
Fehler traten auf beim Bearbeiten von:
 bitwig-studio
root@fox:/home/marco/Downloads# exit
exit
Do I just need to add libav-tools and ffmpeg and install again?
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Paket libav-tools ist nicht installiert.
Paket ffmpeg ist nicht installiert.
lilith wrote:Do I just need to add libav-tools and ffmpeg and install again?
Yes.
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Thanks, it works. I opened synaptic and it found some broken packages and installed the missing stuff.
Bitwig works and I get sound.
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Meta: You have debian-stable? If yes: Then you can from time to time

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apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade && apt-get -y dist-upgrade && apt-get -y autoremove && apt-get -f -y install
to do.
Or without "-y" if you want to read what is being done. I have no idea if the KXStudio repository might cause dependency problems.

EDIT: dist-upgrade is safe viewtopic.php?p=96528#p96528 <-- EDIT::EDIT: if USE="apt-get autoremove" use without "-y

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khz wrote:Meta: You have debian-stable? If yes: Then you can from time to time

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apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade && apt-get -y dist-upgrade && apt-get -y autoremove && apt-get -f -y install
to do.
Or without "-y" if you want to read what is being done. I have no idea if the KXStudio repository might cause dependency problems.

EDIT: dist-upgrade is safe viewtopic.php?p=96528#p96528

HF
From my experience, I'd be very careful with "autoremove". At the very least, run it without -y so that you can inspect what is to be removed. (I prefer to never use it at all...)

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Re: Bitwig Studio

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I don't get my MIDI Keyboard (Akai LPK25) running. I added it in bitwig:

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Does it needs a running midi bridge? I doesn't work with or without bridge. There's no midi channel in Bitwig when I look in Catia:

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The midi keyboard shows up correctly here on the left side:

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