What works on linux - guides and tips

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  1. Andrew

    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    Hi there,
    my primary motivation for topic like this is to avoid linux-based forums.
    Linux is great OS! However its community, which you as a user partly rely on, is incredibly egoistic and socially filled with hatred for anything remotely related to Windows. That was one of the reasons why I hesitated so much before moving to Linux Mint. They can talk all day on how Windows are baaad and how linux is goood, but they never realize their dreamworld.
    The truth is, both OSes are useful for different tasks. Personally I run Mint in tripleboot configuration with Windows 7 and XP.

    OK, enough introduction let's get to it.
    The purpose of this thread is to help linux users run their software, be it through Wine or other means.

    GoldWave

    Only 5.xx version will work in Wine, with limited functionality. The program cannot save files or record.
    You may experience a hang in which the program refuses to start. In that case, install Gecko addition to Wine :wink:

    iZotope RX3
    The software seems to be working fine, but it needs windows fonts copied to your .wine directory. No luck with RX4 so far, most likely thanks to iLok requirement.

    REAPER
    Works fine, slightly sluggish, but didn't expect any problems on my part.

    NI Kontakt
    Standalone works fine up to 5.3.1, VST not tested so far.
     
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  3. bobdule

    bobdule Newbie

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    kontakt works also in VST with Ableton.

    you only need to use "playonlinux" to make a virtual windows,
    and use the same OS image root for all your music softs.

    idem for patching keygening(but not allways)

    you can hack the virtual regedit for native instruments libraries licenses.

    you can export .reg files from a working windows machine to paste in the linux XP image regedit.


    playonlinux seems to works better than wine directlly, you can also emulate the windows version used for the setup installer.

    all is not working, it need some tests.
     
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  5. Rhodes

    Rhodes Audiosexual

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    The only problem with Linux is the latency if I use any kind of virtualization...

    It works for mixing, but it is impossible for me to get an acceptable live monitoring from any DAW.

    So sad that the developers don`t support it.
     
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    This thread is excellent and should be more active. Anyone with other plugins that work in a Linux OS?
     
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    synths4grins Ultrasonic

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    Reaper has a native Linux version (no WINE) on their beta site which they've been doing for a few years. u-he has many of their synths and effects for native Linux as well:
    ACE-4408
    Bazille-4408
    Diva-4408
    Filterscape-4408
    Hive-4408
    MFM2-4408
    Podolski-4408
    Presswerk-4408
    Protoverb-4408.tar.gz
    Repro-4365
    Satin-4408
    TrippleCheese-4408
    Uhbik-4408
    Zebra2-4458

    These can be found at Linux Public Beta. Also, Ubuntu Studio uses a low-latency kernel which is better suited for DAW and video work. Bitwig, Traction, Audor, LMMS, Rosegarden all have native Linux DAWS as well. I've played with some of these, but never did anything serious with them. My recent Windows system crash (bad SSD) forced me full time on to my Linux rig for a while, and really got me thinking about these again.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Bitwig Studio too
     
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    Voyager Noisemaker

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    Just want to add that Renoise works like a charm under Linux as well, and all native/ported plugins to the platform works flawlessly as far as i have tested.
     
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    Every version of Linux has a low-latency kernel. I think what should be said, is that Ubuntu Studio installs the low-latency kernel on install so it's ready to go after you install it.
     
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    Linux MInt 18.3 xfce is the best linux distro for desktop use. for daw and vst, windows 8.1 is still the king.
     
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    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    Kontakt 5.6.6 portable confirmed working in both exe and dll variant through Wine 3.0.1
     
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    Linux Mint with KXStudio front end , Realtime low-latency kernel , Wine RT , runs 99% of win audio software and i mean 99% , seven years never had to reboot , yes really , i Love this O.S
     
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    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    Next step would be ArchLinux x64 with just xinit, iceWM and wine. Extremely fast with very little HDD/RAM footprint (<5GB HDD, <150MB RAM).
    With Wine 3.0.1, majority of VST plugins in REAPER work perfectly, although the GUI might be sometimes lagging.
     
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    Lol im useing an old 32bit machine with 4gig of ram , recorded this a couple weeks after getting out of hospital very poorley and still very weak = https://gitlab.bandcamp.com/releases , Reaper , superior drummer , murcuriall spark , nebula 3 ( ownhammer cabs ) , amplesound metalray , ozone 5 , god knows how it works but it does lol
     
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    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    REAPER works better with Wine, than native linux REAPER using LinVST server.
    With Wine, I could access all my VSTs without issues, LinVST on the other hand had drawing issues for some plugins.
     
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