dcrowdy at southernphone.com.au
Mon Sep 10 11:50:51 BST 2007
I teach students music and audio engineering using Nuendo and various
other DAW, synth and editing programs, but chose to use linux for my own
audio work. Ubuntustudio is a great place to start - good choice.
First thing is to make sure you can get the audio server "jack" going
smoothly without xruns. See http://jackaudio.org/ for info. I find it
best to control with "qjackctl". Ardour is a great DAW - really quick
and slick for recording and editing - but it does need jack running
well. Following the advice about a realtime kernel helps too.
Just found this link -
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/FireWire_Recording - for
firewire devices, but it also mentions how to get the realtime kernel going.
Hope this is useful,
Rafael F. Compte wrote:
> Hi guys
> Thanks for the tip about gksudo and its use. From now on I will try to
> read the man pages. I'm actually losing my fear of the terminal :)
> Now to get into subject I was wondering if this is the right place to
> ask. I own a Sony Vaio laptop. It's actually kind of low-end (VGN-FS
> series with Celeron M processor and 512RAM - upgraded to 1.5 GB). I'd
> been a Windows user for some time until a couple of weeks ago when I
> decided I had enough and wiped my hard drive and installed Ubuntustudio
> on it. My decision was functional as well as ideological. No need to go
> into that. I suppose you all know what I mean. Now, I'm used to Windows'
> apps. I used Nuendo as a DAW (for audio and MIDI) and Sound Forge for
> editing. In fact, I am a music student and I actually need these apps
> for my projects. So what i've done is risky and I would appreciate your
> help. What I'm trying to say is that I'd rather use Linux native
> replacements for these apps instead of running a Virtual Machine. I
> would say I'm almost a newbie, although I already bought a couple of
> magazines and books to help me through the process. So I'm all ears to
> recommendations and tips....
> Thanks in advance guys,
Dr Denis Crowdy
Department of Contemporary Music Studies, Macquarie University
+61 2 9850 6787
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