asked Jul 08 '18 at 23:50 by GeertKars (21)

I want to make the step from windows to linux

Hello, You are doing well, GNU/Linux is more stable, secure and fast than Windows, and some one else, there are two "Distros" (GNU/Linux version): Distro with a collection of applications and plugins for professional audio production. DAWs, audio editors, instruments and pluginsVST plugins (integrated), etc. Distro with a collection of applications and plugins for professional audio production. DAWs, audio editors, instruments but with VST support is not on base installation, you can install it after.

You can download, burn and start a Live DVD or make a pen drive without erase windows or mac os to do a testing.

My configuration: Lenovo W530, Ubuntu Studio, Novation Audio Hub 2x4, Nektar Impact LX25 + (Nektar DAW Integration custom designed for Bitwig)... Fast, pure and no problems ;-) .



answered Jul 14 '18 at 05:40 by tirrel (31)

edited Jul 14 '18 at 05:41

Hi there I'm on Linux mint 18.3 really happy with Bitwig I work as a developer with Linux, I would like to have more patches for the synths (Poly, Phase 4 and FM4) since they really sound great. I'm using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i/2 and it works pretty well. I wonder how many Linux bitwig users are there?


answered Sep 13 '18 at 15:29 by boriscy (21)

I am an Ubuntu user and bought Bitwig because it supports linux (not solely because of that but that was very important for me. But recently I faced issues with my laptop touch screen and linux. As I can not have any hardware controller this is a no go for me. But if you do not plan to use touch screen .... well it’s a wonderfull OS...

[EDIT] With ubuntu 18.04 / 18.10 and wayland as display protocol (which you can choose before opening a session), multitouch is working as expected \o/ [/EDIT]


answered Aug 10 '18 at 13:52 by pitrackster (11)

edited Jan 17 at 09:31

I have a dual boot Mac/Linux system and love it. KXstudio running on top of KDE neon is fast and stable. I have more plugins to choose from on my Mac partition, but on Linux it runs better, and with so many built-in tools I don't really miss many of the plugs.


answered Sep 20 '18 at 00:16 by MCMiller (11)

I use Bitwig on Ubuntu and it works great. There were some recent issues with multi-touch that have seemingly come up as a result of recent changes in Gnome (works partly in Wayland but not in XOrg).

I tried to switch back to Windows briefly but found that the limited functionality of Windows was hard to deal with. Bitwig + JACK is an amazing combination.


answered Jan 09 at 12:08 by scazan (11)

I used Ubuntu for some time and was super happy about it, but went back to Windows to use Eastwest Composer Cloud. I got even 30% better Bitwig performance under a Linux low-latency kernel than Win7.

A lot of things will be confusing with Linux at start, it's not so easy than Linux fans say in my opinion. Things like setting the fan speeds, CPU power saving things, etc mostly need to be through the command line console. So prepare to read a lot of tutorials on the internet to learn it all.

Still, I think I might go back to Linux again now that I quit my EWCC subscription.


answered Jan 17 at 09:18 by Taika-Kim (71)

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