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Old 10-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Home studio - 64studio or Ubuntu Studio?


Hi all!

I'm setting up a basic home studio as a birthday present for my sister. She plays keyboard, ukulele and sings, and I'm hoping to help her record some demos. I've had experience of recording/mixing/mastering in Logic on a mac (In school, won't abide by them in the house ), but have never done anything like it on Linux.

I'm building a box out of some old spare parts as a workstation. I've got it all sorted, bar the OS. I can't decide whether to use 64studio or Ubuntu Studio.

64Studio looks more suited to my purposes. It's lighter, better optimised and more targeted towards what I want to do. However, it's old, and the newer software is all in a beta release, and I'm not sure I want to use a beta release on a production machine.

Ubuntu Studio is newer, with more up to date software. It's heavier though, which might be a problem on my machine (1.8ghz Celeron, 512mb of RAM), but I guess I can replace Gnome with LXDE. It's also not as finely tuned, and in my experience doesn't always play well with itself.

Any input is appreciated, especially those with experience using either in a production environment. I'm also open to other options, such as the Fedora/CentOS/RHEL based repository that I can't remember the name of*.

*EDIT: Planet CCRMA

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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Perhaps you can have a look to Musix, one of the FSF endorsed distributions and geared specifically towards music production. I tested it some time ago and it is lighter than Ubuntu -based on Debian stable, I think-.
 
Old 10-06-2010, 04:15 AM   #3
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That sounds good, I'll take a look. Thanks!
 
Old 10-06-2010, 04:27 AM   #4
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Hi,
Take a look at this
 
Old 10-12-2010, 04:26 AM   #5
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The problem with many of the audio centric distributions I've found is that they're outdated. I mean, 64studio is effectively 3 years old and based on debian 4. Ubuntu studio is OK, but it's very buggy.

I guess it's a trade-off between stability and features.

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