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Linux, recording, 64 bit OS

Discussion in 'Musicians Corner' started by Kenneth R., Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Kenneth R.

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    Another technical topic. Anyone good with Linux?

    I have discovered that in order to fully make use of more than 4GB of RAM, you have to be running a 64 bit OS - specifically XP or Linux. If I were to switch to Linux, I'll need the following to work together...

    VST instruments
    Firebox
    Axiom 61 MIDI
    DAW w/ ASIO drivers

    Would look into Reaper as a DAW if I went this route, and 64Studio or Fedora 11 for an OS. Any suggestions?
     
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    anacrucix aka Shredcaptain Matt

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    I use protools at uni, and reaper at home for live-audio projects. Protools kills reaper in a way I can't even put into words- editing on reaper is a complete nightmare- but probably only cause i'm used to the way it works on protools/cubase! Protools has a lot of advanced features (etc. beat detection, elastic audio) which mean as an overall product its a lot better- but reaper is in constant development and you can try it for free for as long as you want! (it also works fine on vista!!!)
     
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    don't care about vista... the theory here is I need one that works on Linux distros. Reaper does. Or, I need to buy XP 64bit. :erk:
     
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    so, I'll eat my words. Everything that works on Vista x64 seems to work on Windows 7 x64.

    And Windows 7 x64 is free, at least until May. So, I'm now running Windows 7 and your recommended Reaper, which turns out to be a great find. Some non-intuitive controls, but less headaches than Cubase was giving me. Of course, 64 bit FX is also a major bonus, and I can use all 8gb of my RAM and all 4 of my 3.2Ghz cores. Thumbs up.
     

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