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Old 10-31-2018, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default Some questions about native Linux Reaper...

Hello friends,

I wanted to know if its worth in terms of performance to install native Linux Reaper and if I can keep using my windows plugins like Waves v10, Addictive Drums, Keys, etc..

Also, what distro you recommend ?

I have an old PCI Audigy that works wonderfully with KX drivers, but also I have a Focusrite 2i2 to record live instruments, can I make the change to that OS? I'm using W7 64bits and it works perfect...

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:03 AM   #2
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I would advise installing Mint linux on an external
usb drive, add the kx studio repositories to synaptic,
install wine-staging from winehq, and keep your linux
away from win7, while you establish which plugins
will work in the new linux setup.

In Mint, you can use windows reaper and plugins in wine,
and use linux reaper, and wrap the windows plugins with
LinVst. There is some learning curve, but the details
are easy to find, and using Waves is a popular request,
with total success still a work in progress,
but it has a healthy pulse.

As wine-staging and vst wrapping progresses,
great plugins with troublesome installers and/or
registration schemes,
get close scrutiny from people who need them
to work in linux, and many that didn't work in
2015, work now, with the trend continuing.

Having a win7 for reference comes in handy
when troubleshooting the paths and .dlls which some
desired plugin may require to install and run properly.
Don't rush in, when it's easy enough and rewarding, to
take things as they come.

I would say that the linux working environment will be
a more desirable benefit than any potential
performance improvements.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:11 PM   #3
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Post I second the above: Linux mint works good

I use Linux Mint 18

"I wanted to know if its worth in terms of performance to install native Linux Reaper and if I can keep using my windows plugins like Waves v10, Addictive Drums, Keys, etc.."

performance... I love the Logical Volume Manager LVM in Mint! Running out of hard drive or storage space just add another storage device or HD.

You also get lv2 plugins [CORRECTION -- right James not available yet for REAPER..sorry... I was thinking of other daws] not available on windows:

www.audiopluginsforfree.com/linux/lv2/

I personally would look at a few calf plugins first...[FOR ardour...]
Linux Mint standard is faster than Windows... for me half the time.

And I also like SONIC VISUALIZER *side note* free download
its a grapic spectrum analyzer.

You can go faster with xfce or others.

Last edited by s wave; 11-08-2018 at 09:39 PM. Reason: Correction lv2 plugins are for linux daws
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:21 AM   #4
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You also get lv2 plugins not available on windows:

www.audiopluginsforfree.com/linux/lv2/
Note: LV2 plugins won't work in Reaper for Linux (at least yet). Linux VST and Reaper's own JS effects are the only native plugins which work in Reaper for Linux (not counting wrappers for other plugin types).

I'm using MX Linux. I posted about my setup here (that thread is worth checking out for more info on others' setups/distros).
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:46 PM   #5
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Default Audigy... I agree with 4duhwinn

Is that a 24 bit audigy? (maybe 192 khz) no experience with that one but I would guess it would work. I have had good luck with focusrite interfaces and linux & REAPER. I would think it would be faster on linux... but like 4duhwinnn said it would be nice to keep win7 system for references etc. GL
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