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Old 08-11-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hello. Newby here. Nice to meet you all.

What is a good os for music production in a 32 bit box w 1 gig of ram? I have been messing with LMMS for my windows 7 laptop, and have a desktop box I want to wipe windows off of and install a Linux os on. My main goal is music production, and still be able to access the internet.
 
Old 08-11-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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1gb RAM is a little light these days but a lot can still be done with such a machine. I would look at something like Debian or Xubuntu, which can be installed with a lightweight desktop (XFCE is probably a great choice). Install LMMS, and go!

You can find a bunch of free soundfonts (like sample banks) here:
http://slackermedia.info/downloads

You can use those with the Sf2 Player synth in LMMS.

You can also find a bunch of free beats and loops at freesound.org

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:45 PM   #3
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Bariman has posted several podcasts on recording music on Linux at HackerPublicRadio. You might find them helpful: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0712
 
Old 08-12-2014, 11:30 AM   #4
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For music production, you're better off with a specialist distro that uses a low-latency kernel, like Ubuntu Studio or AV Linux. IGB will probably do. Here are my reviews of older editions:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
 
Old 08-12-2014, 11:35 AM   #5
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Go with Ubuntu Studio here is the link to their site http://ubuntustudio.org/

At least give it a look. Take care.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 05:18 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jelboss36s View Post
Hello. Newby here. Nice to meet you all.

What is a good os for music production in a 32 bit box w 1 gig of ram? I have been messing with LMMS for my windows 7 laptop, and have a desktop box I want to wipe windows off of and install a Linux os on. My main goal is music production, and still be able to access the internet.
All of the suggestions are quite good. In short, LMMS is such a solid app and Linux is so far along for multimedia production that any recent Linux'll do. For LMMS production, you don't really need any kind of special kernel or special distro. Just pick one, install LMMS, and go.

As I said, you can grab some spare soundfonts and samples for extra fun.

Good luck!
 
Old 08-13-2014, 02:35 PM   #7
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due to the low hardware specs, definitely AVLinux!
there's been a new version since davidmccann reviewed it.
it's alive, see the forums.
i've been using it for quite a while on a machine with similar specs.
 
  


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