To the midi-problem
with Bitwig Studio:
In KXStudio you have the great tool "cadence" to controll the JACK-server: you can select the midi-driver in cadence-configuration-settings (ALSA) or creating a ALSA-midi-bridge with one click!
Experiment with different settings and your midi-keyboard will work well with Bitwig Studio under Linux.
(-> don't forget to stop and to restart JACK via Cadence if you change the MIDI-settings.)
Just bought it and a have a new Lenovo Yoga 730 with tough screen on the way. Switching from a Windows/Ableton setup.
Still haven't desided on which distro to use though. Anyone with similar setup got some recommendations? (I'm a seasoned Linux user, using Mint on most pcs for coding)
If you like Linux Mint you can have a look on the community-project QStudio64
which is basing on Linux Mint and KXStudio:
It ships with Bitwig Studio 3.x
- so that you have a great alternative to Ableton Live.
Because Bitwig Studio is a commercial closed-source app you need to buy or have a serial*.
-> Without serial just saving/export are disabled and you can use the full program in DEMO-MODE
as a live-sequenzer, dj-software or instrument!
-> The new installer contains the 8-Track and 16-Track-version too.
-> A lot of people getting 8-Track-licences while buying hardware (e.g. soundcards, keyboards,..)
-> Bitwig Studio 16-Track is available for 99€, which is a really nice and fair price
: Get one of 50 licence-serials of Bitwig Studio 8-Track: