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Old 01-03-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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Pro Tools for Linux


Greetings,

I'm just curious if there is a way to run Pro Tools on Linux or an alternative for such software that will run on Linux.

Thanks,

John Beall
A former Linux user
 
Old 01-03-2018, 10:06 PM   #2
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What's "Pro Tools"?
 
Old 01-03-2018, 10:33 PM   #3
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PTO tools

Anfa,

Pro tools is a commercial Audio Work station software. It runs on Mac and Windows. I'm looking for a alternative software solution or a way to use it on Linux.

Thanks,

John
 
Old 01-03-2018, 10:53 PM   #4
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http://protools.ideascale.com/a/dtd/...es/123730-3779

Well afaik wine 3.0 is coming soon. But I would not bet on it.

You can setup a virtualisation with windows in it for your pro tools.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 11:21 PM   #5
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https://alternativeto.net/software/p...platform=linux
 
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:26 PM   #6
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For an alternative Give Ardour a try. Audacity works great for some things too but it isn't considered a DAW.

Let us know what you come up with
 
Old 01-04-2018, 01:31 AM   #7
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There are also some audio oriented linux distributions, specifically set up for audio work. Some examples include "Ubuntu Studio" http://ubuntustudio.org/ . Another is AV Linux http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/ . I'm sure there are others too. Have a look around. Not knowing exactly what you need with your software, it is difficult to give you definitive examples.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 05:49 AM   #8
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And you might also be interested in this poll and any discussion it produces:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ar-4175620810/
 
Old 01-04-2018, 11:45 AM   #9
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Ubuntu studio is a good system: suitable software and a low-latency kernel.
https://ubuntustudio.org/tour/audio/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRrfUJ2mijk

According to Winehq, Pro Tools doesn't work.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 04:16 AM   #10
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In my experience and humble opinion, Ardour is THE absolute best DAW alternative for Linux. It handles both audio and midi recording and mixing. Supports plugins (LV2, DSSI/Ladspa) ... and can handle Windows VST's if you for instance install the extra repositories and software from KXStudio (easiest way to go). Ardour has also BUS-handling, grouping of tracks and mastering. Plus many more functionalities. Ardour is of course not in same league as Pro Tools - but it's good.

If MIDI handling and editing is VERY important in your DAW system, then you must have a look at Rosegarden. In my opinion, it's maybe the best midi-capable DAW system for Linux (good for editing of midi data, and edit/print musicsheet/staff). Rosegarden also handles audio-tracks ... but isn't so flexible with plugins (no Windows VST).

Other alternatives (not in same league as Ardour and Rosegarden) might be Qtractor and Muse.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 09:35 AM   #11
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There are also "purpose-driven" projects such as the venerable LMMS, which is frequently used for making "beats." (Even though I have a licensed copy of Logic Pro X, I also use LMMS on my Mac. It's a very powerful program with a different focus, and its focus on that form of music-making is "sharp and clear.")

While we're on the subject of music, I'll also recommend the music-scoring application MuseScore, which is so good that I stopped looking at both Sibelius® and Finale® even though I had originally planned to buy the top-tier edition of one or the other. I use it every day (hobbyist) and have never encountered something that it couldn't do "with grace and style."

I'll echo the other (Linux-specific) recommendations, as well. We have a wealth of open-source software available to us for music-making, and most of it is in fact very, very good and solid. It can be a little tricky to get the sound-environment set up on some systems, but once you cross that hurdle (if you encounter it), it's generally smooth sailing from that point on.

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Old 01-11-2018, 03:48 PM   #12
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Lots of good suggestions and advice here already, so I'll keep my input to a minimum and add my recommendation for Ardour as likely the closest replacement for ProTools. Very respected in the linux music production scene.

Cheers !
 
Old 01-12-2018, 10:02 AM   #13
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Lots of good suggestions and advice here already, so I'll keep my input to a minimum and add my recommendation for Ardour as likely the closest replacement for ProTools. Very respected in the linux music production scene.
Lots of great commercial music has been done with Ardour. You don't have to pay money to get professional-grade tools with which to write, make and mix great music.

Of course, in a studio or commercial music manufacturing situation, you might fully expect ProTools® or Logic Pro® to be the standard that is in place, such that everyone must conform to it, buying the necessary hardware and setting up a common environment. This is to be expected: they need to "have everyone on exactly the same page." To them, the costs of hardware and software are merely "costs of goods sold."

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:05 AM   #14
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There is a commercial DAW offer for Linux as well

Harrison Mixbus
http://harrisonconsoles.com/site/mixbus-sysreq.html

Edit: Oh, it was in the list from descendant_command post link

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