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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Please post the exact command you used. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to announce that I'm in #gentoostudio on Freenode. I'm not always at keyboard, but I often am. I don't always have the answer, but I'll do what I can to help you if you get stuck on anything. I want it to work! :)

Note: I'll make #gentoostudio stick with a bot at some point, but for now, it depends on me being logged in - but I usually am during the day, EST, some but not all weekends included.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef,

Put chanserv in your channel.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, thanks! :)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GentooStudio.org has been updated. Specifically, the manual installation instructions just got a thorough workout and fixup from me.

Comments and suggestions, as always, are welcome for the sake of improvement.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stage 4 tarball is now up-to-date, as is the stage 4 installation guide. I am very interested in receiving comments and criticisms in the name of improvement.

The Gentoo Studio stage 4 install is faster and easier than a manual install without sacrificing anything of what makes Gentoo, well, Gentoo. A huge advantage of this installation method is that a number of fixes for getting some audio programs installed (orphaned SRC_URIs are common, for example) have been taken care of.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been some recent changes to the Portage tree that affects audio packages. Please see the Gentoo Studio site for more information.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: bad installation instructions Reply with quote

on stage3 guide, I'v got an ebuild unpack error
on stage4 guide, got booting errors
all instalations booted due USB stage3
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: bad installation instructions Reply with quote

malin666 wrote:
on stage3 guide, I'v got an ebuild unpack error
on stage4 guide, got booting errors
all instalations booted due USB stage3


I'm not sure what you mean by "booted due USB stage3", but I have no documentation or support for USB installation. I think it's a good idea, though, so I'm going to mentally add it to my to-do list.

For the rest, I would like to help you, but you really need to provide much more detail as to what went wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick note to anyone who might be posting with comments or requests for help: I have been undergoing some post-op therapy (nothing serious, but it does eat up my time). I'm still around and available for help, but if you really need something, please go to the Gentoo Studio site (gentoostudio.org) and find the webmaster email address on the home page. I will get a message from you that way much sooner than I will here for the time being.

And as I pointed out above, please be very detailed. With nothing to go on, I can't help you. That means log outputs, copy-and-paste, even photo-of-your-screen will help.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
The stage 4 tarball is now up-to-date, as is the stage 4 installation guide. I am very interested in receiving comments and criticisms in the name of improvement.


Hi,
Actually I have a question pertaining the use flags in GentooStudio. Can anyone post them here (emerge --info)?
What is the audio stack in GentooStudio (alsa, oss, jack)? Is pulseaudio expunged alltogether or has some presence in there?
Could any one share an opinion about missing apps in GS that are otherwise present perhaps in other distros for musicians. How much GentooStudio share with kxstudio.sourceforge.net ?

EDIT:
On another note, there is a project that automates the manual process of installing a portage based distro; http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Kicktoo. Time permitting I will look into it and see how easy it would be create a "gentoostudio.profile" and be happy with it :-)


Thanks for any input

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently had the opportunity to make a fresh install of Gentoo Studio on my own DAW (rather than my dev machine), and that showed me I had a couple of gaps to fill in the stage 4 installation documentation. Most notably, it was missing a section explaining that make.conf must be modified to fit YOUR system.

As always, comments are welcome.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agrypa1 wrote:


Hi,
Actually I have a question pertaining the use flags in GentooStudio. Can anyone post them here (emerge --info)?


I'm away from both my own DAW and my GS dev machine, but the stage4 tarball does contain pre-set use flags. I'll try to remember to post them here next time I fire up either machine.

agrypa1 wrote:

What is the audio stack in GentooStudio (alsa, oss, jack)? Is pulseaudio expunged alltogether or has some presence in there?


ALSA/JACK, with minimal OSS support for any older devices that might need it. Pulseaudio is not included only because I haven't played around and become familiar with it yet. Advice on Pulseaudio is welcome.

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Could any one share an opinion about missing apps in GS that are otherwise present perhaps in other distros for musicians. How much GentooStudio share with kxstudio.sourceforge.net ?


I know nothing but kxstudio, but I'll check it out. Any programs that are missing can be suggested and I'll work on including them in the stage4 tarball.

agrypa1 wrote:

On another note, there is a project that automates the manual process of installing a portage based distro; http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Kicktoo. Time permitting I will look into it and see how easy it would be create a "gentoostudio.profile" and be happy with it :-)


That would be super! Creating a Gentoo "pro-audio" use flag profile has been on my plate for a long time. I just haven't gotten around to it. If you do it, send it my way and I'll include it in GS, with credit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool stuff!

I want to set up better audio stuff on my machine anyway ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, LordVan. (Should I bow?) :P

Some changes and improvements have been made - new users should have a better stage 4 tarball to work with. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Studio In Action Reply with quote

Gentoo Studio in action: I'm going to be participating in electro-music.com's 2013 Summer Solstice radio show. Naturally, I'm going to be broadcasting from a stage 4 installation of Gentoo Studio using either Ardour or Audacity and IDJC. Show info here: http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-58067.html

I'm on at 1500 GMT, but come early and stay late, as these are all fantastic musicians.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July's stage 4 tarball includes the following changes:

* Corrected typo in /home/gentoostudio/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart that allowed screen blanking when it should be off by default.
* Upgraded IDJC to 0.8.9 (the current version as of this date) by coping from the proaudio repo to the local overlay and copying the ebuild to version 0.8.9.
* Installed Ingen/Drobilla/Patchage.
* Removed outdated rt-sources-3.6.11_p31.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

Are AMD apu's any good for sound editing? Earlier gen are quite cheap now. Is a dual core APU enough for sound editing?

I am looking for a light set up, perhaps upping RAM and a cheap, but not slow, APU.

I have the impression that sound editing needs crazy cores to process tracks and edit more efficiently, such lowering latency.

To be honest I don't know whether current linux sound editing software is multi-threaded, that takes advantage of cpu's with multiple cores.

Any body know how exactly does an audio software use multiple cores?

Does the app use threads to process sound on a single track or separate threads for several tracks or for using plugins? Or all that?

thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are AMD apu's any good for sound editing? Earlier gen are quite cheap now. Is a dual core APU enough for sound editing?

I am looking for a light set up, perhaps upping RAM and a cheap, but not slow, APU.


It's not so much whether you have a dedicated sound processor so much as having a good CPU and a good sound card. I haven't personally had any opportunity to address APUs in my work with Gentoo Studio, so I can't address that with any real authority. However...

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I have the impression that sound editing needs crazy cores to process tracks and edit more efficiently, such lowering latency.


It all depends on what you're doing. If you're editing some recorded speeches or just a few simple musical audio tracks with minimal effects, you could do very well with a recent-model dual-core CPU and a decent add-on or external sound card. Nothing expensive needed. If you need to edit a long list of multiple tracks simultaneously with a good number of effects - something approaching professional studio needs - then yes, you need a powerful CPU (I have an AMD Phenom II X6) and a serious sound card (I have a couple of mid-format Mackie mixers with Firewire). If you tell me exactly what you want to accomplish, I can offer specific advice that matches your budget.

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To be honest I don't know whether current linux sound editing software is multi-threaded, that takes advantage of cpu's with multiple cores.

Any body know how exactly does an audio software use multiple cores?

Does the app use threads to process sound on a single track or separate threads for several tracks or for using plugins? Or all that?



Rosegarden and Ardour 3 take advantage of multi-core CPUs. If you use nothing else, you can do very nicely with these two. Ardour now does MIDI tracks, so you could use that without Rosegarden if you need MIDI as well as audio.

I don't know what else takes advantage of multiple cores, but I have used various audio processing programs that don't. What matters the most is having a fast system and plenty of RAM. Plenty of people with dual-core processors do very well with audio processing at various levels of intensity, regardless of which operating system they use (although only Gentoo Studio is designed from the ground up to match your specific computer as closely as possible with no "generic" or "catch-all" stuff that may or may not be used).

Latency is handled by properly setting up your kernel, which is explained in the Manual Installation instructions of Gentoo Studio. The same principles apply to any Linux distribution.

Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

August's updated tarball is up, with the following changes/additions:

Updated README to include all installed software and features
Upgraded kernel to 3.8.13-rt14
Switched from libusb to libusb-compat

Added software:

Sweep
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Drop by gentoostudio.org for the usual docs and other stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the Korg Legacy Collection? I do. I've known for a while now that it can be run on Wine. What I'd like to share today is how to control a KLC synth from Ardour 3.

Run Qjackctl, start JACK, and start Ardour 3. In a terminal, start j2amidi_bridge. Create a MIDI track and put some notes in. Open a KLC synth via Wine. In the KLC synth System -> Preferences -> MIDI Settings tab, select j2a_bridge as Device 1 and optionally as your clock master. Open the "Connections" window of Qjackctl, go to the MIDI tab, and connect your Ardour track to j2a_bridge. When you play your Ardour track, notes should now be heard from your KLC synth.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

September's updates to the stage 4 tarball include the following new packages installed:

bpmdetect
zita-ajbridge
naspro-bridges
bpmdj
jackbeat (get modified ebuild from ebuilds page that avoids trying to compile pulseaudio-9999, which is not required)
mp32ogg
dir2ogg

The following packages have been upgraded:

ocaml-mm (to version 0.2.1, ebuild on ebuilds page)
ocaml-ogg (to version 0.4.5, ebuild on ebuilds page)
Liquidsoap (to version 1.1.0, just copy the ebuild in the local overlay to this version and emerge it) + updated init script on scripts page
rt-sources (to version 3.10.6_p3)

Existing installations can benefit from updating these ebuilds in your local overlay. It has already been taken care of in the tarball for fresh installations.

Ardour 3 has not been updated this month due to a waf configure error in the files fetched by subversion. This has been confirmed on three different Gentoo machines. We will see what happens next month before reporting this to Ardour.org.

Liquidsoap has not been updated to the latest version, 1.1.1, because there seems to be an issue with using annotation. As soon as I figure it out, the tarball version will be updated to 1.1.1. Friendly reminder: when using Liquidsoap with Icecast, you must make sure the number of allowed sources in /etc/icecast2/icecast2.xml match the number of streams you want to run, including any streams that you might need to run live on a schedule instead of continuously.

New desktop background for Gentoo Studio. Add it to your installation. It is now the default background on new installations. Featured is a modified "G" Logo and the Arturia Minibrute.

Gentoo Studio now has a Facebook page.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Great Reply with quote

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Now that totally made my day. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Macbook efi installation Reply with quote

Before I begin to follow the 'stage 4 installation' I would like to know if the installation would be possible in dual boot with a os x on a macbook.

I haven't found a Macbook 4.1 step by step gentoo installation guide, considering the efi boot, newer than 2008.

I would love to use the gentoostudio <3
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