asked Jan 05 '15 at 12:33 by riot ♦♦ (1.8k)

I have this fancy non-Ubuntu distribution and really want Bitwig Studio to run on that, is this possible?

I would highly recommend the KXstudio distro, That is actually a debian/ubuntu based distro but is tuned for audio and has great tools for remembering studio configurations..

I've also got it running on Gentoo - there is a package called deb2targz which unpacks the .deb to a .tar.gz. Then you need to just unzip it.. (tar -zxvf)..
You'd need to However I'd not recommend Gentoo for beginners unless you are really techie. You could try it on Sabayon which is built from gentoo.

  — (Jul 03 '15 at 08:19) sonofzev

If you want to install on Arch Linux or its derivatives: There is a package called "bitwig-studio-demo" in the AUR.


answered Jan 21 '15 at 14:46 by moldau (71)

In short: Yes! But:

a) not officially supported

b) may not work everywhere and not at all times, since things change and fluctuate very fast in the opensource code-sphere.

The long details:

For most distributions it is easily possible to use the "alien" tool to convert the official Ubuntu/Debian package into something suitable for your package management system, e.g. RPM.

You can also install manually, by installing all necessary dependencies and then unpacking the Debian archive, but this is absolutely not recommended.

The list of dependencies you'll need:

libcairo2 libxcb-icccm4 libxcb1 libxcb-randr0 libx11-xcb1 libxkbfile1 libxcursor1 libstdc++6 libc6 libgcc1 libpixman-1-0 libfontconfig1 libfreetype6 libpng12-0 libxcb-shm0 libxcb-render0 libx11-6 zlib1g libxau6 libxdmcp6 libxfixes3 libexpat1 libxrender1 libx11-6 zlib1g libjack-jackd2-0 xdg-utils libav-tools zenity

Hope this helps!


answered Jan 05 '15 at 12:42 by riot ♦♦ (1.8k)

In Manjaro (arch distro) is called bitwig-studio-legacy you can install from aur repos.


answered Oct 10 '17 at 22:49 by oscargarrido (11)

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