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+ - Ableton Live Killer "Bitwig Studio" Released for Linux->

Submitted by polyp2000
polyp2000 (444682) writes "Myself and a many others will be pretty excited to learn that we now have the option ditch proprietary os'es in the music studio because in addition to OSX & Windows ; Linux is supported. So here we have a cross-platform DAW designed from the upstart by a team who left Ableton to come up with something designed to shake up the market somewhat and solve some of the problems with traditional DAW's.

Some people may be a little disheartened to learn that it is not open source (that doenst really bother me) — but it does feature an open API to permit modding of the software. It also supports VST's and linux native plugins. I will be taking the demo for a test drive tonight. Are there any linux users here on Slashdot that have been lucky enough to have tried the beta yet?"

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+ - KDE's Plasma Next will not support Wayland->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Initial release of Plasma Next won’t have full Wayland support. What does full support mean? As it is well known that the next generation of KDE Software will have separate release cycles for libraries (KDE Frameworks 5), workspaces (Plasma Next) and applications. So there are three sets of independent projects within the so-called “KDE Software” umbrella and each set has different level of support or integration with Wayland. So in a nutshell "KDE5" won't support Wayland."
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Comment: Re:Never gonna happen, because of how OSS works. (Score 1) 299

by polyp2000 (#46089227) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?
2) It's impossible to write plugins similar to VST, because of the different way tookits connect to X11 (they won't share the connection). You can't mix and match toolkits so a host DAW will use different plugns. The only way is to use separate processes, but that makes programming complexity much higher and very few people bothered. Wayland seemed like it could fix this in the future, but other distros such as Ubuntu refuse to use it, so it doesn't seem good.

Its not "impossible" - difficult maybe - but not impossible ...

...The only way is to use separate processes -- this is actually a very good idea ...
Nick ...

Comment: Renoise & Bitwig Studio (Score 1) 299

by polyp2000 (#46088891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?
If you want to use Linux Renoise is a great program - its interface is more like a tracker, but just as capable as a traditional DAW. Its crossplatform and inexpensive too! I've been writing music exclusively on Linux for a while now (I released an EP a couple of days ago).
Secret Level EP .

Im very much looking forward to the release of "Bitwig Studio" - this will be the piece of software that may convince a lot of musicians to switch to Linux. Its written by the same guys who built Ableton Live and I cant bloody wait for its release !

Comment: Avoiding it unfortunately (Score 1) 273

by polyp2000 (#45289901) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?
Here in the UK halloween , and specifically Trick or Treat is little more than door to door begging. If you are lucky you might open the door to a hoodie instead of someone wearing a bin liner. No one in the UK bakes cookies or spends time organising the community like in America where the event is done properly. For this reason and not wanting to get my head kicked in by yobs at the front door I will just "be away from home". Camerons Britain - where at halloween local shops displaying signs noting that "eggs and flour will not be sold to persons under the age of 18"

Comment: Re:Is Shuttleworth fucking stupid? (Score 2) 414

by polyp2000 (#45102203) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone
Noooo ... Apple waits till everyone has failed to do something , and then - learning from everyone elses mistakes does the same thing and claims it was there idea all along.

case in point :

mp3 players - were very much a niche item until iPod came along
smart phones - apple would have you believe they invented them - of course this is not true
tablets - nothing new here

currently - there are several players out there bringing "smart watches" on the market - they will probably fail to garner much interest until apple reveals one under an intoxicating media frenzied event!

So I wouldnt dismiss the Apple mobile / desktop OS convergence just yet.

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