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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2009-03-01

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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v RE: Jackd, that's why!
by twitterfire on Thu 12th Apr 2012 23:32 in reply to "Jackd, that's why!"
RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!
by froh on Thu 12th Apr 2012 23:45 in reply to "RE: Jackd, that's why!"
froh Member since:
2009-03-01

That statement is just silly. Have you actually used the software I just mentioned. I usually do a lot of live audio processing with very cpu intensive plugins like impulse response. On other platforms, the norm seems to be to record with a raw monitor signal, and apply effects afterwards because the system can't handle doing this without using large buffers.

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RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!
by 0brad0 on Fri 13th Apr 2012 02:29 in reply to "RE: Jackd, that's why!"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

"If you want to do serious audio work in Linux


If you're about to do serious audio work you're better off with other operating systems.
"

I wonder what those OS's are? Hrmmmm. Can't think of any.

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RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!
by No it isnt on Fri 13th Apr 2012 07:42 in reply to "RE: Jackd, that's why!"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Not really, unless you define 'serious' as 'serious amateur', using Fruityloops or Garageband or whatever kids like these days. On the other hand, 'serious' might be 'serious work', in which case things like Csounds or Ardour and Linux might be what you want to use.

There are plenty of musicians and audio engineers out there who aren't technophobic imbeciles.

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RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!
by Soulbender on Fri 13th Apr 2012 13:02 in reply to "RE: Jackd, that's why!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's your professional opinion as a professional user of these kind of products, right? Right?

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