Ubuntu as Musical Workstation
vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Fri Dec 29 01:54:01 UTC 2006
"Bjørn Ingmar Berg" <bjorn.ingmar.berg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm planning to get a new PC -probably a laptop- and a midi keyboard.
> Because of this I have a few questions I'd like to have some advice
> * Can Ubuntu be used as a musical workstation?
You may be interested in "UbuntuStudio":
They are trying to build a Ubuntu derivative suited to audio production
(I just looked at their site and it seems they now also consider video
and graphics, but IIRC it all started as an audio solution)
Unfortunately, from what I gathered from a discussion on the
ubuntu-devel list recently, Ubuntu right now is now very suited to
audio production. A few audio enthusiasts asked for a better suited
kernel for the next version of Ubuntu, and the kernel devs have already
uploaded a modified kernel as a starting point for these people to
evaluate. You should probably get in touch with the UbuntuStudio guys,
join them and test Ubuntu Feisty so as to try that purpose built
kernel, and give feedback. You can find it in
Synaptic under the name "<kernel-version>-lowlatency".
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