Re: [linux-audio-user] Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?
From: Jan Depner (
Date: Fri Jul 02 2004 - 15:36:56 EEST


        I would definitely recommend Planet CCRMA on Fedora Core 1 (not 2). I
used to do all of the install by hand
( but I have
since switched to the planet. The only things I build from scratch now
are JACK, Ardour, and JAMin. I did a complete reload of my system and
had it ready to go in one day using the planet. The main thing to keep
in mind when you load FC1 is to load *everything*. At the bottom of the
package selection screen there is an "everything" button. I partitioned
my system with 100MB /boot, 10GB /, and the rest of the first drive as
data. Second drive strictly for audio. I still have some decent system
tuning stuff on the above page even if you do use the planet.


On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 03:41, Alejandro Lopez wrote:
> Chaps,
> I'd like to set up a music-only PC to produce demos of my songs, by
> installing some simple system from the ground (OS) up. The PC I've made
> available for this is a 1 GHz AMD Athlon if that makes sense and I remember
> well. My preferred method is often to create a complete sequence of a song
> then gradually substitute MIDI instruments by audio tracks of recorded
> musicians.
> What would you go for if you wanted the functionalities listed below? (I
> would sacrifice some of the features for the sake of simplicity.)
> -Sequencer
> -Multitracker / sampler, the "loop" kind (reads waves from disk in real
> time, inserted at any points or measures of the song).
> -Soundfont enabled realtime synth
> -Basic effects for the multitracker: simple reverb + simple equalizer
> -Audio editor hopefully with advanced features such as quantizer (handy for
> drums) and note tuning (essential for 3 piece brass section!) + some basic
> such as compressor
> -Any low level stuff for the above from drivers to audio mixer
> What would you try if you were me? (Unseccessfully tried to install Planet
> CCRMA before, would give a second try if advisable as a simple solution.) I
> really really need to spend little time in getting it to work but I'd
> definitely like to go open + Linux.
> I'm sorry if this has been discussed previously, I just joined this list and
> had a quick search for related threads, anyway if this topic has been around
> I would appreciate a pointer to the relevant thread and please accept my
> apologies.
> Many thanks for any advice, any comments will be much appreciated.
> Yours,
> Alex
> PS: Yesterday I visited a Protools based studio (G4 Mac + 24 channel console
> + big rack with lotsa stuff), needless to say I was in heaven but that was a
> very different story altogether!
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