Old 07-24-2021, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Finally I got rid of Windows

I had a piece of hardware that wasn't class compliant, it's gone now, so I'm free!
Now I have to find cool virtual instruments.
I don't think I'm going to run Wine and all that.
I'm a KISS guy.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:49 AM   #2
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Congrats! I switched three years ago and don't miss Windows at all.
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:26 PM   #3
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Welcome!

There is a thread in this forum that lists tons of Linux native VSTs: https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=244854

Lots of great free stuff, lots of quality commercial stuff, just lots of really good stuff!

Hint: take your time, don't try to download and test even half of what is listed all at once!

Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:39 PM   #4
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Welcome!

There is a thread in this forum that lists tons of Linux native VSTs: https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=244854

Lots of great free stuff, lots of quality commercial stuff, just lots of really good stuff!

Hint: take your time, don't try to download and test even half of what is listed all at once!

Good luck!
Thank you!
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:40 PM   #5
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Have fun, without fearing auto updates, data-grabs, and
bluescreens of...whatever version you escaped from!

My free non-windows debian/ubuntu core apps are:

Yoshimi 16 part multi-timbral synth
Surge, Vital, Odin2, and Dexed for extra synths
Hydrogen and AVL drums for percussion
Rakarrack multi-effects panel
Surge Effects Rack
the Flying modulation effects (tremolo, phaser, chorus, auto-wah)
DecentSampler and Pianobook sound collection for real instruments
TAL and Dragonfly Reverbs
Guitarix for amps/stomps/effects
Patroneo for basic sequencing
Timemachine audiorecorder
Audacity audio editor/recorder
Reaper and Harrison Mixbus for DAWs
Touch-up paint for the Record button

Cheers
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Old 07-25-2021, 01:33 AM   #6
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I had a piece of hardware that wasn't class compliant, it's gone now, so I'm free!
Now I have to find cool virtual instruments.
I don't think I'm going to run Wine and all that.
I'm a KISS guy.
Congratulations and celebrations!
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Old 07-25-2021, 06:54 AM   #7
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Before I had Linux on an old machine.
Now running on a decent computer it rocks!
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:16 PM   #8
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Old 07-25-2021, 11:43 PM   #9
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Welcome to the free world

I'm hoping a lot more people are going to jump onto a Linux OS, when the Windows 11 update rolls out and they find it much easier just to hose MS instead of going through hoops to make it work.

Watch this video by Linus Tech Tips to see how convoluted it is ( will possibly be ) to get Windows-11 installed onto a non supported machine https://youtu.be/NivpAiuh-s0
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:32 AM   #10
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Congrats! It was the same "Good ridance" I said about two weeks ago. Windows can still do its big tech data colletion on all its users, but not me anymore. But Bill Gates' depopulation agenda is another concern.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:19 PM   #11
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I installed:

Podolsky
Decent Sampler
Odin 2
Surge
Tal-NoiseMaker
Vital
Zebralette
X42 General MIDI Synth
MDA virtual instruments
Airwindows
TAL-reverb

Thanks people for the help!

EDIT: for drums, I make my own drum machines with Reasamplomatic5000 and my collection of samples

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Old 07-29-2021, 11:40 AM   #12
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I bought a new Acer aspire 5 this morning ( after bricking my Acer nitro motherboard when in there re- thermal pasting and I forgot myself and then somehow managed to use steel tweezers to get the battery connector back on tightly again, got a spark and it hasnt turned on since ) and thought, hey i'll give windows a try here. Installed FL-Studio onto it and it crashed within 5 minutes. Obviously I have that Windows install wiped and a nice new clean install of AV_LINUX_ME 20 oh have FL installed through wine and it is rock solid ...

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Old 07-29-2021, 12:11 PM   #13
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I bought a new Acer aspire 5 this morning ( after bricking my Acer nitro motherboard when in there re- thermal pasting and I forgot myself and then somehow managed to use steel tweezers to get the battery connector back on tightly again, got a spark and it hasnt turned on since ) and thought, hey i'll give windows a try here. Installed FL-Studio onto it and it crashed within 5 minutes. Obviously I have that Windows install wiped and a nice new clean install of AV_LINUX_ME 20 oh have FL installed through wine and it is rock solid ...
FL studio is nice, but I don't use that kind of programs, like Ableton, Fl, etc.
I make stuff from scratch, that's why Reaper is so good to me.
But I can understand the appeal of such programs.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:49 PM   #14
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Yes I agree, I seem to be more creative in Reaper. I mainly use Reaper & Tracktion_Waveform, but i dabble in FLStudio, Renoise, LMMS, Ardour ,Bitwig etc etc. Ive been a beta tester for a lot of DAWS over a lot of years too.
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Old 07-29-2021, 04:25 PM   #15
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I used hardware 'til 2009 (MIDI and digital recorders for audio)
I used to take my gear to the mastering guy, and he recorded my stuff, mastered it and burn a CD.
I'd been using Linux since 2004 but I felt it wasn't quite ready for audio.
In 2009 I made a record for a client, half of wich was recorded in Ardour and half on Cubase.
Then in 2010 I started a record on Cubase and I don't remember why I used Reaper for something.
Then, I don't even remember how I switched to Reaper full time. It just happened "organicaly" haha
Now I don't feel the need to use other DAWs, but I know that I should learn Ardour, at least to be able to teach it.
I saw Unfa using it on YouTube, and it looks good.
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