Linked by James Ingraham on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:36 UTC
Linux I don't actually have a reason for trying to build a Linux kernel with the CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT patch set. There's no way I can even measure the impact of it. Still, I felt like having a "real-time" Linux box, and set out to make one. Little did I know how difficult it would be to even get started.
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Jackd, that's why!
by froh on Thu 12th Apr 2012 23:27 UTC
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If you want to do serious audio work in Linux, you would need a rt-capable kernel to run Jackd reliable. It is required by Ardour, Linux-sampler, Hydrogen (the list goes on).

I used to muck about with custom kernels, but now i just use av-linux which comes with everything you need for a Linux based studio. If you are both a musician and a Linux-user, you really should check out Ardour, it's a full featured DAW that can be compared to anything other platforms have to offer, except maybe a lack of bling.

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