hiya, uh, does anyone know some nice DAW on Linux for sampling especially?
I wanna experiment around with slicing and sampling music of my personal collection then put samples together in a track
note: i am a beginner lmao, so if you can also share resources to get started i would appreciate. it's also good if you don't, i'll figure out myself
@matthilde renoise is nice, reaper ive heard rly good things about, milkytracker is very primitive but workd well fl studio works fine on wine except for plugins
info dump on linux DAWs, long, thoughts from a samplist
@matthilde omg omg okay! So, a really cool freeware solution that isnt a daw, but is a fully modular synth and sampling engine, sunvox. Its a bit weird, but theres a demo scene for it that should help you pick it apart.
I havent checked out Renoise but I have heard absolutely stellar things about it. Fully jack compatible, if that matters.
Reaper is good, but barebones and doesnt support LV2 plugins so most of the linux plugin ecosystem is unavailable to you. And trust me, the built in plugins are not enough unless you know what your doing. Its also absolutely made for recording engineers first, producers second so things like sampling are kinda left as a second class citizen workflow.
Ardour is fully open source, and you can pick up a copy for pretty dirt cheep. Trouble is, it shares that same design limitation as REAPER, but worse. Its made for recording and editing audio, and certainly mixing/mastering. But the MIDI implementation is absolute shit, and sampling as a workflow is completely non-existant.
As others have suggested bitwig studio runs on linux, and i have to give it my recommendation. At $100 for the base version, its the most pricey DAW on this list, but absolutely makes up for that in modern workflows. Sampling as a workflow? Done, load a clip and hit "multisample". Modular workflow? Done check out the grid. Etc. Picking up Bitwig is the smartest devision ive made as a linux musician in a while.
@matthilde I think Bitwig is Linux compatible.
@matthilde LMMS is worth checking out
@matthilde im seconding reaper, there's a bit of a learning curve but you can do pretty much anything in it
@matthilde I think Ardour might work nicely, I am myself more used to LMMS tho
@matthilde Last time I was in that space, Rosegarden was the Thing for Linux. It used to be fiddly, as you needed a real-time kernel, but I'd imagine that will have been smoothed out by now (it was a few years ago).
@matthilde I use Ardour but I also hear good things about Reaper.
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