Ardour, LMMS, and Traverso....

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Ardour, LMMS, and Traverso....

#1 Postby Smurf » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:33 pm

Hello Folks!

User off & on since the 2.0 days, and still keep a 3.3 version in my tool box as a rescue CD.

Anyway, I have always head back to Mepis when looking to try out Linux again, and in 8.5 I have been pleasantly surprised....not about how well the OS is shaping up, but by how many features just worked out of the box this time around...nice!

But I have a question for any musicians out there. I would really like to try out the DAW's mentioned in the Subject header, but I can not seem to find anything in the Depository that allows me to grab them. Jack can not start, and the version of Traverso I DID get to load in 8.5 could play back, but not record.

I have the well supported M-Audio Delta 66, and it is picked up as always, with the Right channel always on & the Left needing to be turned up.

Anyway, has anyone got any of these 3 running in Mepis 8 or 8.5?

Thanks in advance for any & all information!:cool:

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#2 Postby Stevo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:32 am

Hmmm...we do have a recent build of Ardour in the 8.0 community repo, if anyone wants to give it a rebuild for 8.5 (I just have my netbook for the next few days) Or check to see if there's a newer version upstream to add.
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#3 Postby timkb4cq » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:29 pm

I just backported lmms 0.4.6 from squeeze.
It should show up in the MEPIS 8.5 testing Community Repository

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http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/
mepis85cr
test
this evening (a bit over 5 hours from now).

I did some basic functionality tests and all appears well, but I have no MIDI devices to test it with, and that's a large part of lmms..
Please give it a try and report back whether it all works as it should.

Thanks!

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#4 Postby Stevo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:50 am

We have ardour 2.8.4 in the 8.0 CR, and 2.8.6+b1 is in Squeeze. I'll try that for 8.5, then fall back to 2.8.4 if I can't build it.
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#5 Postby Stevo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:44 pm

Ardour 2.8.6 is built for Mepis 8.5, along with some new libraries it needs.

About the JACK problems---I was able to get it to connect by using a higher latency at the startup screen. The standard Mepis kernel is not low-latency, so you should add one that is, such as mentioned in this thread: http://mepislovers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=18458&highlight=realtime (just the recent posts) I am researching making some standalone debs of a realtime kernel...still can't find a simple /debian folder to pop out just i386 and amd64 debs for the community repository.
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#6 Postby Smurf » Sun May 02, 2010 3:28 pm

Thanks for ALL the effort & info folks, I will get to these in a day or so!:band:

I am trying out ArtistX at the moment and it looks promising from the Live DVD, am getting ready to load it this eve....:cool:

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#7 Postby Stevo » Sun May 02, 2010 3:46 pm

I will take a look at Traverso, too...possibly the recording problems are due to the limited encoding functionality Debian and Mepis enables to stay clear of patent lawyers. Ubuntu (and our restricted community repository) gets around this by being based in jurisditions without software patents.
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