What about Linux?

Discussion in 'Production' started by PeTzZz, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. PeTzZz

    PeTzZz Retired DnB Listener

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    Does anybody use Linux for creating their tracks? Other thoughts about linux ... ? What software?

    I thought that it's time to begin making drum and bass. To this time I have been only a listener.

    I use Fedora Core 1 @ kernel 2.6.4-ck1 and soon I will upgrade to FC3. I have also found some software, but don't know what to use and what for:
    http://www.bright.net/~dlphilp/linuxsound/one-page.html
    :lol:

    Actually I have already found some software I could use, but I don't know what are the best ones and so on. So if you use linux for making tracks then maybe you can tell me something useful...

    Hm, actually I have made forum seach with the keyword "linux" and found nothing :p and I have read that on linux there aren't any good software for creating music, but I hope that there are something...

    What about these:
    RoseGarden - http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/
    Ardour - http://ardour.org/

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    If it's only hope that I can make music on Linux can you please suggest some apps I can use on winows. I have Cubase SX 2 installed on windows, but I haven't tried it very much yet. I am totally new, so tell me what sofware I need and what for it is used.

    But Linux is the main topic!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. toXyk

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    Im new to all this too. I dont run linux as my primary OS at the moment. I need to know of some good software too, even simplistic programs might be a good building block.

    Cheers
     
  3. xen

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    Linux is going to seriously stifle your production abilities, because the vast majority of VSTs are made for the Windows OS. Until plugin manufacturers start accommodating for nix users, you're gonna have to run Windows through VMWare or run something like FLStudio or Cubase SX through WiNE - also make sure you have a good sound card, Audigy 2s are good for their ASIO and MIDI latency - though of course you'll have to check that you have good drivers for em too, because running emulation software to produce beats will lag you up as well.


    I suggest that you install Windows 2000 on a separate partition (don't touch XP with a bargepole, 2000's better to run for music production, less latency), and ideally boot into that to produce. Failing that, for convenience, VMWare I suppose would do the job, though I can't make any guarantees.
     
  4. PeTzZz

    PeTzZz Retired DnB Listener

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    Thank you very much, xen, that you bothered to answer. That was exactly what I needed to know.

    I don't need to use wine or sth like that if I can do it also in windows. So I start with Cubase in windows.

    Because I don't have any music producing experience and it is just an idea to do something then I don't need any good equipment. I am just tring, but of course I want to become good, but heh, it's impossible I think.

    :)
     
  5. xen

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    No problem dude, that's what the forums are all about. :)


    I didn't have any production experience when I started. I'm learning though. ;) Everybody's crap when they start! :)