Old 06-17-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Run Reaper on Linnux, via Wine?

I noticed that reaper is compatible with Wine,

https://www.winehq.org

and it's "common knowledge" that Linnux is faster and more stable than Windows, so...

Has anyone tried this? Would such a system theoretically be faster, or more stable? (reaper on Win10 is pretty stable already.) My biggest desire is to run a smaller HW buffer, but also less crashing.

Also, could there theoretically be problems with other audio apps, such a Traktor? - Or is Wine that good?


So ? (thx.)
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:29 AM   #3
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REAPER works very well in Wine. In fact, some of the common complaints about REAPER are non-issues in Linux, since Linux's window management is so much more advanced than Windows'. For example, in KDE especially:

* REAPER's stock plugins and FX windows can easily be themed to any color scheme that you desire.

* Popup windows and script GUIs can open at user-defined screen positions, and auto-pin-on-top is a simple right-click menu option.

* Script GUIs can be made border-less and transparent.

* The notation editor's colors can be inverted, so that you work on a dark background instead of the blindingly bright white background.

Most but not all VSTs that I have tested, work fine in Wine. IIRC, Melda, Fabfilter and Kontakt work well, but not Izotope.

(I did recently notice some troubles with REAPER's video playback in Wine, but I haven't yet bothered to try to figure out the source of the problem. Probably just some VLC setting.)
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:57 AM   #4
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The performance was atrocious the last time I checked. In terms of how much you can load up at any given buffer size/sample rate before audio breaks up. Also look out for the extra JACK buffer that mean you're not comparing apples with apples.

Native Linux performs much, much better. Definitely approaching Windows performance. Linux would be a massive upgrade for the average OSX user (maybe, even Wine).
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:03 AM   #5
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I've heard of people getting very low latency in Wine, but I think the consensus is that Wine = slower than Windows.


Once Linux is going well under Linux (with Kontakt etc. working) it will be amazing. Why use any other DAW when there's a Linux DAW that can do it all?
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Once Linux is going well under Linux (with Kontakt etc. working) it will be amazing. Why use any other DAW when there's a Linux DAW that can do it all?
What about Bitwig?
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:32 PM   #7
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Thanks, guys.

Julian's post sounds awfully good, but performance / latency is all I really care about.


Well, there goes THAT idea .........
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What about Bitwig?
Does it run Kontakt? Other Windows VSTs?
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You might look at Ubuntu Studio. It has a low latency kernel plus XFCE, a much better GUI, in my opinion. I run it on several machines, but tend to do music on a Windows box.

URL: https://ubuntustudio.org/

I am using version 16.04 Long Term Support.
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Does it run Kontakt? Other Windows VSTs?
I'm not sure, but here are some threads about it:

https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6016925
https://answers.bitwig.com/questions...-bridgeairwave
https://answers.bitwig.com/questions...ibary-on-linux
https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=414077

I don't know, whether you can run it natively.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:33 PM   #11
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I am just getting started running Reaper under Wine in Linux Mint 18 KDE

It seems to work well, I have had little trouble installing plugins, themes and so far, the latency is quite low, acceptable. Running it all on an older i7 laptop (4 cores). So far I have not attached a real audio interface, its all MIDI at this point.

Its a novelty for me, as I have both Windows and Mac machines to run various DAWs on, but if this really could fly in times to come, I would willingly ditch these bloated WinMac OSes for a Linux variant. Ubuntu Studio is a good distro to get started with as mentioned above.

Some good reading here.... https://linuxmusicians.com/

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Hi, this is interesting reading but i till struggle to see the point in running linux on a mac if most if not all software these days runs on macOS.., the latency on macOS is not an problem because of core audio, the only issue i have with macOS is that the Reaper gui is laggy compared to on windows where is runs smooth as on the same mac hardware, and also the great thing about macOS is you can just delete the programs on it you don't want so its not as bloated.

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I am just getting started running Reaper under Wine in Linux Mint 18 KDE

It seems to work well, I have had little trouble installing plugins, themes and so far, the latency is quite low, acceptable. Running it all on an older i7 laptop (4 cores). So far I have not attached a real audio interface, its all MIDI at this point.

Its a novelty for me, as I have both Windows and Mac machines to run various DAWs on, but if this really could fly in times to come, I would willingly ditch these bloated WinMac OSes for a Linux variant. Ubuntu Studio is a good distro to get started with as mentioned above.

Some good reading here.... https://linuxmusicians.com/

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