64 Studio 2.0 'Electric' released

Posted by wjl on Aug 1, 2007 10:04 AM EST
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Five days ago, the guys at 64 Studio released their official 2.0 'Electric' version. With a realtime 2.6.21 kernel and lots of preconfigured audio/video productivity applications, it's well worth a look.

I have tried MIDI on computers during the past, and now realtime audio production is available with free (libre) and open source software.

And 64 Studio may be the most interesting "distribution" of them all. Why? Well mostly because it's not really a "distribution", but based on Debian 4.0 Etch. The only differences are: a realtime preemption kernel from Ingo Molnar, and the inclusion of lots of productivity software to get people started within half an hour or so. You could do all this with a standard Etch, but it would take you a week to get it all configured and running, so have a look at 64 Studio.

Their press release can be found at Press Release - 64 Studio 2.0 'Electric' released!, and comments from users (like Dave Phillips from Linux Journal) can be found at What people say about 64 Studio.

If you are not sure what "Audio production with free software" is all about, go and check the presentation movie titled "Making music on Debian with 64 Studio" from this years' debconf7.

Gentle[wo]men, start your synthesizers, plug in your guitars and mikes, and get going!

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