Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianoteq?

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Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianoteq?

Postby sigasa » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi,

I'm only days old in terms of Linux, but learning fast on the steep curve after migrating from windows. I have a computer which I wish to use soley as a Pianoteq host. It is an Acer Aspire with a ".0 Ghz Dual Core processor. I have tried Ununtu, Ubuntu Studio, KXStudio and as I write am downloading Linux Mint 14 Xfce as it claims to be light weight and low on system resources.

My question is this, what would be the best distro to run the software instrument, "Pianoteq" only?

Thank you,

Kindest Regards,

Chris
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Re: Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianote

Postby AutoStatic » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:48 pm

Personally I'd go for Lubuntu (Ubuntu + LXDE) or even lighter. Or maybe Debian Wheezy + LXDE. You could even try running just X with Pianoteq, that's possible too with some tweaking.
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Re: Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianote

Postby sigasa » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:38 pm

AutoStatic wrote:Personally I'd go for Lubuntu (Ubuntu + LXDE) or even lighter. Or maybe Debian Wheezy + LXDE. You could even try running just X with Pianoteq, that's possible too with some tweaking.


Thank you. I am downloading the latest Lubuntu as I write on your advise. Thanks again,

I'll let you know how I get on,

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Re: Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianote

Postby Pablo » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:47 am

Welcome!

Don't forget to add your username to the audio group and disable CPU freq scaling (set to "performance"). Also, you will need to install qjackctl and setup jack for low latency (256 frames per period should be enough, I think). Start the jack server before launching pianoteq.
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Re: Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianote

Postby sigasa » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:30 pm

After having installed Lubuntu and many futile attempts to install an RT Kernel, I decided to google for a distro which already included one. I settled on Puppy Studio and after initial setup, downloaded and installed PianoTeq 4 PRO. Only minutes ago I connected my E-MU 0202 Sound Card and E-MU MIDI to USB interface, opened up PianoTeq and voila, all seems well. No sign of those hideous Xruns! I will test further and report back. Again, thanks for all helpful posts - truly appreciated.

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Re: Which Linux distribution best soley for use with Pianote

Postby sigasa » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:48 pm

After playing for over an hour, I'm delighted to report 0 (zero) Xruns :D
Happy Christmas to all,

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