Looking for a good DAW focused distro and apps
Ok all - here's the thing
Right now, I use a mix of Win7, PC-BSD, FreeBSD, and Ubuntu on my work/home machines (depending on what they do) so I am comfortable with all.
The trouble is, I have been getting really heavy into DJ/Electro/House music again, and all my old software is OSX (PPC) based stuff.
Been playing with demos of products and suggestions, and right now I am planning to drop $500+ on Ableton Live (my favorite from the ones I've tried, like Logic, ProTools, Reason).
Is there *anything* nearly as good for linux? I'd rather donate this money to Linux or a charity than use it to make a corporation richer.
I've tried Ubuntu Studio a bit, but I couldn't figure out how to get simple stuff like rex loops and VST plugins to work. I had a heck of a time trying to get my Akai and M-Audio gear working, and ended up giving up on it.
Does anyone do serious music production under Linux? Do you have any pointers? I need stuff for live performance, authoring (AIFF and MP3), and mixing. It needs to be stable and flexible, so that I don't waste composing/performing time screwing with it - and if it's under Wine... why bother?
/edit FYI - I have read the other DAW threads that seem to pop up on here every couple years, but none seemed to end with "This is working great!" or anything positive.
Last edited by MBybee; 03-16-2011 at 09:29 PM.