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Hello Community,

 

I was wondering if anyone has any experience using Bodhi as an OS on their recording rig/studio/DAW?

 

I recently made the purchase of a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 due to reading a lot of people stating they have had a good experience with it working will in Linux.  Now I need to find some software...

 

I use to run Steinburg Cubase back in my windoz days...so I'm looking for a similar DAW so there isn't a huge learning curve.  

 

https://ardour.org/features.html  - Ardour - seems neat?  Any experiences?  

 

I also used to run Native Instruments' Guitar Rig...so having something like that for plugins or even a stand alone amp modeler would be great.

 

I would love to get a conversation going about music rigs in general...

 

Any suggestions?    

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I still did not find much time for trying all this music stuff. Anyway, I use Guitarix amp with my Alesis Jack-USB digital converter. It works fine. Ofcourse it requires Jack audio server enabled. I use Qjackctl gui for that. As far as editing sw is concerned I think Ardour should fulfill your needs as a nice Cubase alternative.

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I still did not find much time for trying all this music stuff. Anyway, I use Guitarix amp with my Alesis Jack-USB digital converter. It works fine. Ofcourse it requires Jack audio server enabled. I use Qjackctl gui for that. As far as editing sw is concerned I think Ardour should fulfill your needs as a nice Cubase alternative.

 

Awesome and thank you!  I'll have to check out Guitarix and Qjackctl. 

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No specific experience here, but maybe a couple of useful resources:

  • Tracktion is an excellent DAW that runs on Linux (as well as Win & Mac); commercial but very reasonably priced
  • The forums at KVR Audio can be an excellent resource for all things DAW-ish

Best of luck.

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used digital performer on macs - have not had time to mess with music anymore. wish i could help.  look at ubuntu studio as to what comes with it and go from there and make your own bodhi setup.

Solid plan!  I have read just a tiny bit about ubuntu studio - I like the idea of Bodhi Studio!

 

 

No specific experience here, but maybe a couple of useful resources:

  • Tracktion is an excellent DAW that runs on Linux (as well as Win & Mac); commercial but very reasonably priced
  • The forums at KVR Audio can be an excellent resource for all things DAW-ish

Best of luck.

I haven't heard of Tracktion - I'll check it out - I don't mind paying for software if it works and works well!  I'll check out the forum as well!

 

I've been out of the loop for recording (seriously, no pun intended...) for several years so this is all very helpful!  

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I've been out of the loop for recording (seriously, no pun intended...) for several years so this is all very helpful!  

 

There are a staggering number of resources on the web and tutorial videos of all sorts on YouTube. Getting back in the loop shouldn't prove too hard, especially if you've got some prior knowledge.

 

Don't forget to post links here to any recordings you make, so we can all congratulate you!   :D

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There are a staggering number of resources on the web and tutorial videos of all sorts on YouTube. Getting back in the loop shouldn't prove too hard, especially if you've got some prior knowledge.

 

Don't forget to post links here to any recordings you make, so we can all congratulate you!   :D

 

Oh man...I wouldn't dare post some of the acoustic stuff I wrote in college trying to swoon a bonny lass...it worked, but wow my voice is terrible when not accompanying someone else's...  :blink:

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I do music production in Bitwig Studio as DAW, which runs awesome with Bodhi+Jack installed. I have it installed with some VSTs: u-he Hive and Glitch (which have native versions for Linux), Synthmaster and Sytrus (which are Windoze VSTs, but work just fine using Wine+Airwave). The Novation Launchpad S controller works without any problem.

 

My interest is EDM music. The most recent track produced was "Berserker", which was intended to be the background music for a walkthrough promo clip on the release of Escuelas Linux 5.0 (The Bodhi based education distro). Hadn't time to produce that promo clip, though.

 

https://www.spinninrecords.com/talentpool/track/91224-asymmetric-d-berserker/

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I do music production in Bitwig Studio as DAW, which runs awesome with Bodhi+Jack installed. I have it installed with some VSTs: u-he Hive and Glitch (which have native versions for Linux), Synthmaster and Sytrus (which are Windoze VSTs, but work just fine using Wine+Airwave). The Novation Launchpad S controller works without any problem.

 

My interest is EDM music. The most recent track produced was "Berserker", which was intended to be the background music for a walkthrough promo clip on the release of Escuelas Linux 5.0 (The Bodhi based education distro). Hadn't time to produce that promo clip, though.

 

https://www.spinninrecords.com/talentpool/track/91224-asymmetric-d-berserker/

 

Thank you, Astroboy, it's been a while!  You helped me out with some items a year or two back.  

 

Thank you for the information on VSTs...I was wondering what was out there for Linux.  I have heard good things about Bitwig.  I'll likely check that out with Ardour...nice thing with Linux is trying things!

 

Thanks for the link - checked it out - pretty rad!  One of my family members is super into EDM an drives like 10 hours each way every weekend to go listen to it!  While not exactly EDM (well, not at all...), there are a couple or retro-new-wave "bands" that I like - Megadrive and VHS Glitch...great music for coding/working to.  Electronic music nonetheless!   

 

https://megadrive.bandcamp.com/album/198xad - 198xad is likely my favorite album to study to, work on pcs, etc.

 

Thanks again!

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Ufff, fantastic music (Mega Drive). I like this kind of music. Thanx man. It reminds me my period of life when I was a musician on Commodore 64 scene.  

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wish i could, but law would bust my chops.   

 

I really wish i could send a few of you a bottle.

 

:-))))

 

actually - just had a couple of bottle of this year's small harvest but damn is it nice.  the best i have ever grown and made.  better than last year and so far that was a decent year.  This year.  so delectable.  i am in the process over the next few months to make some tasting notes of this young wine.  may post them when i feel i have done some tasting.   a lot of work to grow your own grapes and then make your wine.

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wish i could, but law would bust my chops.   

 

I really wish i could send a few of you a bottle.

 

:-))))

 

actually - just had a couple of bottle of this year's small harvest but damn is it nice.  the best i have ever grown and made.  better than last year and so far that was a decent year.  This year.  so delectable.  i am in the process over the next few months to make some tasting notes of this young wine.  may post them when i feel i have done some tasting.   a lot of work to grow your own grapes and then make your wine.

Off topic but sounds wonderful :)

 

Ufff, fantastic music (Mega Drive). I like this kind of music. Thanx man. It reminds me my period of life when I was a musician on Commodore 64 scene.  

Commodore 64 - swoon...my first PC.  Glad you enjoy - I really find this great music for everything!

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Hey, not that anyone was asking, but I'll be telling anyway - Focusrite's Scarlett 2i4 worked perfectly out of the box!  Pretty amazing considering how much I used to fight some Creative Labs equipment not so long ago (I blame them, however, not Linux!).

 

Happy face!

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Qjackctl had a fair amount of routing items that I had to look up.  I was able to get Guitarix working - which is great.  I got a bit distracted playing with that...I just need to find how to route that back into Ardour for recording.

 

Looks like some fun times ahead! :)

 

UPDATE:

 

Despite my system specs, I am encountering xruns - I'm doing some digging now to see what could be taking place.  I need to look into turning off autospawn for pulseaudio, as I understand it aggressively restarts and could be causing conflicts.  I'm suspecting there is something else going on too (possibly not locking out memory - I keep coming across this but don't really get the concept...).

 

Foreword ho!

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Update regarding my Xruns...I was suspecting a bottleneck in my system's performance due to running a powerful system but using integrated graphics...now that I have installed a video card, like magic, my XRuns are gone!

 

I was able to play guitar through Guitarix for roughly an hour last night with nary an XRun!

 

There is some chance that my XRuns were related to the segfault issue, but I'm not thinking so as I wouldn't be actively moving/resizing windows when the XRuns would occur.

 

Now onto digging into setting up a full workstation - thank you everyone for the feedback and advice!

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