Ardour, linux DAW?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Chris Rossi, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Chris Rossi

    Chris Rossi Guest

    So has anybody around here missed with DAW on linux? Specifically has
    anybody tried ardour?

    http://ardour.sourceforge.net/

    I'm using WinXP/CubaseSX for "real" work right now, but in my
    programmer dayjob I use pretty much exclusively linux. I'm thinking
    of setting up a linux partition on the DAW to mess with in my "spare
    time" (ha!) just to see how things are coming along and how useful
    they've gotten.

    Here, Paul Davis talks about offering prebuilt turnkey linux DAWs from
    LAS:

    http://ardour.sourceforge.net/money.html

    But at the LAS page they only talk about it doing sometime in the
    future (2001). Further searches turn up nothing concrete, leading me
    to think no one has actually done this yet.

    Anyway, I'm just interested in hearing from folks who've already
    dabbled or messed about with linux audio. I think the linux/free
    software community would be an especially good place to find some
    cooler more esoteric plugins and audio processing algorhythms. Things
    developed in an academic setting or just by hardcore nerds that do
    strange wonderful things to sound. Any place to look?

    rossi
  2. > I'm using WinXP/CubaseSX for "real" work right now, but in my
    > programmer dayjob I use pretty much exclusively linux. I'm thinking
    > of setting up a linux partition on the DAW to mess with in my "spare
    > time" (ha!) just to see how things are coming along and how useful
    > they've gotten.


    I've been in the same position...Windows/Cubase at home, but various
    "big guns" at work, and I'm also curious about Ardour. The setup seems
    pretty intensive, and ALSA doesn't support my sound hardware, so I
    haven't taken the plunge.

    > But at the LAS page they only talk about it doing sometime in the
    > future (2001). Further searches turn up nothing concrete, leading me
    > to think no one has actually done this yet.


    The project is still in Beta, as well.

    > Anyway, I'm just interested in hearing from folks who've already
    > dabbled or messed about with linux audio. I think the linux/free
    > software community would be an especially good place to find some
    > cooler more esoteric plugins and audio processing algorhythms. Things
    > developed in an academic setting or just by hardcore nerds that do
    > strange wonderful things to sound. Any place to look?


    Tom Erbe's new plugins might fit the bill...www.soundhack.com.

    There's also a version of Csound that runs as a plugin...I think it's
    called Csound VST.

    And if you're a real hardcore nerd, look into writing your own VST
    plugins. The SDK is downloadable from Steinberg, and it's not all that
    tough to get started.

    Byron Jacquot

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