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Old 02-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Aint Easy Bein' Green[ask Kermit}......Ubuntu for audio recording?

Hi there and in advance thank you...this is a great forum and I hope my novice questions do not make eyelids too heavy....I am an experienced analog studio head....I am in Nashville TN and will be recording here...I am taking the plunge and will install a Linux Distro..I have just begun reading and am a it intimidated but I LOVE the philosophy of Linux and will do this...

so....Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio PCG FRV 26? Studio better? I need firewire sound card?.....I am a guitar player am looking to get a good vox sound and warm acoustic and dynamic electric guitar tracks...

Rosegarden...STUDIO 64...Audicity....I am not Midi tracks with some editing....automation

if you guys can help a newbie frog..I will be grateful...."but not dead]...


it's always in the mix

Old 02-15-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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I would stick to a distro that is set up for audio, like ubuntu studio. Linux's kernel isn't real time, which some audio applications can't do without. Ubuntu studio uses a low latency kernel, not the stock linux kernel. Other distro's set up specifically for audio processing will use a custom kernel as well. I'm sure there are a few other distro's set up just for audio processing, but as I'm not an audiophile, I have no idea what they are. The ubuntu's have a reputation of not only being easy to use, but also having very newbie friendly communities. I use Kubuntu myself, and have received quite a bit of help.

Best of luck...

Old 02-17-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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ubuntu studio is optimized for sound recording but ubuntu 7.10 works for me also at the moment..
I like Ardour (audio workstation), hydrogen (drum machine) and creox c (real-time guitar effects).
You may want to give them a try..


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