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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RE: Jackd, that's why!
by twitterfire on Thu 12th Apr 2012 23:32 UTC in reply to "Jackd, that's why!"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

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.

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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[3]: Jackd, that's why!
by Laurence on Fri 13th Apr 2012 13:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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.

I might have a play with building an FX unit using a Linux box this weekend.

I have low latency pro-audio sound card already - just wasn't sure what software to install. What would you recommend for listening to line in and applying real time effects too? (last time I did this, I just did it in Ableton Live on XP - but there was around 32ms latency which made the thing impractical)

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RE[3]: Jackd, that's why!
by henderson101 on Fri 13th Apr 2012 16:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Rubbish. Try using Reaper under Mac/Windows. It can even run in Linux with WINE. I record live with FX on all the time. I also record ambient room with mic (so no FX required.) Truth is, latency is your enemy, so you need the right drivers for it to work with Windows (ASIO, though ASIO4ALL will work with standard cards), but Mac handles it fine with base system drivers. Even GarageBand will record live audio with FX. But honestly, you really need a real audio card. I use a Tascam 122mk2 personally. USB. Drivers work well enough. Low latency. Sorted.

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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[3]: Jackd, that's why!
by REM2000 on Fri 13th Apr 2012 12:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Jackd, that's why!"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

thats like saying dismiss MacOSX as it has iPhoto which is not as powerful as Photoshop.

Apple Logic Pro and Mainstage are pro sound applications.

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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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