Ableton and Linux

Hey LULZ, I'm ready to turn my Windows machine into a Linux masterpiece....

Only one problem. I use ableton. What do?

Is it possible? Should I stick with Windows?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bitwig, I know it's propriety. But still. It's like Ableton but more Quirky.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

      Linux is a hobby, embed and server kernel not a desktop OS. Don't bother.

      nonwhite

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      seconding bitwig. decent experience on linux, depending on how shitty your plugins are coded

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm an ableton user
    Use the fucking Ableton forum then?

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >im ready
    not while you're still a gay retard who uses a daw you're not.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    spin up a vm and see if it runs your desired software.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux and music production go together like fish and bicycles
    Even if you manage to somehow run Ableton, every single VST has its own quirks that may or may not run on Linux
    A dual boot or a VM (for Linux) would be a better solution for this if you really want to learn Linux

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It depends. Why do you want to switch to Linux?

      Linux comes with undeniable trade offs that are worth it for some (myself included), but if you're just switching to be cool, you should probably just keep to windows.

      If you're switching because you value your freedom, try easing your way into it first. Start replacing programs you use every day with free alternatives and learn them on windows, where you can still fall back to the old ones if necessary.

      Running big software like Ableton or FL under wine has been proven to work, but it's probably not the most reliable.

      unfortunately this is true. Linux has some cool things for music production like the low-latency kernel, but that's about the only thing it has, and i'm not sure if it's that much better than windows.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have no idea what you are talking about. LMMS and Ardour don't even compare to Ableton which is an industry standard for music production. You'll spend more time configuring settings and tracking down barely passable FOSS VSTs and effects in Ardour the time that you'll learn and produce an entire album in Ableton.

      [...]
      This anon is right. Music production on Linux is masochist tier hard mode compared to Windows and macOS. Over all it's a bad idea.

      That said if you are stubborn enough to go the linux route for music production, stick with professional paid native linux DAWs like Bitwig or Renoise. They both work with no bullshit right out of the box and have everything needed built in so you can hit the ground running.

      Or just stick with Windows or macOS for music production and not have to limit yourself.

      It depends. Why do you want to switch to Linux?

      Linux comes with undeniable trade offs that are worth it for some (myself included), but if you're just switching to be cool, you should probably just keep to windows.

      If you're switching because you value your freedom, try easing your way into it first. Start replacing programs you use every day with free alternatives and learn them on windows, where you can still fall back to the old ones if necessary.

      Running big software like Ableton or FL under wine has been proven to work, but it's probably not the most reliable.

      unfortunately this is true. Linux has some cool things for music production like the low-latency kernel, but that's about the only thing it has, and i'm not sure if it's that much better than windows.

      wintoddlers btfo
      if you suck at making music it's on you, no one wants you putting other people down just because of your own incompetence. change of tool set shouldnt affect you as artist, unless you're this trash

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why am i in this
        i literally use linux you fucking fag.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          for agreeing with retards. when linux has so many options to completely ditch windows, which what i did

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            please get off HRT as soon as possible. you're not a kawaii anime girl you're just a homosexual

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is a hobby, embed and server kernel not a desktop OS. Don't bother.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ableton has worked fine for me under wine and pipewire out of the box, only problem is there are some occasional stutters in the audio and such which were mostly fixed by increasing the buffer size or using a RT kernel (havent really tried any VSTs other than the stock ones tho, also mp3 files dont work for some reason)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >also mp3 files dont work for some reason
      Does anyone know how to fix this? Maybe a version of QuickTime wine tricks doesn't provide?

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://noisebuilders.com/does-ableton-run-well-on-linux/

    According to this article it will run but a beefy machine is required.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well, I use FL studio, and unless windows becomes "only cloud computer, pay per month" meme, I will stick with windows 10 and FL studio with an offline PC for music production. I doubt there are new plugins in the future that will be worth ugrading your OS anytime soon.

    TL:DR Stick with an offline windows PC. Sounds boomer AF, but it's the only non self-torture way.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    worst case you could try ardour

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the fuck is ableton?
    if it doesn't work with only free software, its more like disableton.
    >i see its an audio thing
    literally just use ardour or LMMS, i dont work with audio crap but im sure its good enough and most likely better than proprietary counterparts.
    if you need very simple edits, try sneedacity/tenacity, since audacity became nonfree spyware.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have no idea what you are talking about. LMMS and Ardour don't even compare to Ableton which is an industry standard for music production. You'll spend more time configuring settings and tracking down barely passable FOSS VSTs and effects in Ardour the time that you'll learn and produce an entire album in Ableton.

      Linux and music production go together like fish and bicycles
      Even if you manage to somehow run Ableton, every single VST has its own quirks that may or may not run on Linux
      A dual boot or a VM (for Linux) would be a better solution for this if you really want to learn Linux

      This anon is right. Music production on Linux is masochist tier hard mode compared to Windows and macOS. Over all it's a bad idea.

      That said if you are stubborn enough to go the linux route for music production, stick with professional paid native linux DAWs like Bitwig or Renoise. They both work with no bullshit right out of the box and have everything needed built in so you can hit the ground running.

      Or just stick with Windows or macOS for music production and not have to limit yourself.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ableton
        >unable to run on functional operating systems
        >""industry standard""
        >"foss"
        *free software
        >heh, stick with proprietary broken shitware instead of restricting yourself!
        you are restricting yourself if you use proprietary shitware lmao, imagine not even being able to control or let alone OWN the computer you use.
        you are pathetic and poor, unable to afford freedom...
        not taking your bait, wintoddler.
        compile a single line of C code and run it without BSOD'ing or having to install 20GB proprietary microshaft compiler bloat malware, then we can talk.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not baiting. And you're retarded if you think that industry standards in music production aren't proprietary. Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Bitwig, Renoise. All proprietary and all used by the pros.

          And for the record, I'm a fucking LULZtard running Artix just like the rest of you autistic fucks. I've also done music production on both linux and mac and I can say that music production is absolute shit. So sperg out all you want homosexual. Everything you are saying about music production is wrong and you don't know what you are talking about.
          >compile a single line of C code and run it without BSOD'ing or having to install 20GB proprietary microshaft compiler bloat malware, then we can talk.
          Why? This has nothing to do with multitracking drums, splicing samples, sequencing midi, playing an instrument, room acoustics, composition, mixing, etc. You've got the whole rest of LULZ to sperg about that shit and you come to a music prod thread to do it? what a weirdo.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People like

            >ableton
            >unable to run on functional operating systems
            >""industry standard""
            >"foss"
            *free software
            >heh, stick with proprietary broken shitware instead of restricting yourself!
            you are restricting yourself if you use proprietary shitware lmao, imagine not even being able to control or let alone OWN the computer you use.
            you are pathetic and poor, unable to afford freedom...
            not taking your bait, wintoddler.
            compile a single line of C code and run it without BSOD'ing or having to install 20GB proprietary microshaft compiler bloat malware, then we can talk.

            are the reason people don't use Linux. Autistic spergs.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the pros
            name one who isnt part of a specific well known, much hated, and very small group of people forming a cult that sucks bloody mutilated baby penises.
            >artix
            backdoored, broken, shouldnt even exist. its only reason to exist is to support another init system, what the fuck?
            openRC is literally in the aur, go install it if you really want to.
            >why? being functional has nothing to do with clicking buttons! Ö
            the only reason why the pooprietary shitware doesnt officially support GNU, is because you-know-who HATES freedom.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What do
    Linux is a meme for retards, pedos, and contrarians. Use the OS that let's you do what you need to do without baby sitting it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >OS that lets you do what you need to do without the need to babysit it
      this is literally what GNU is lol, why on EARTH would it be the most used operating system in applications that require stability, reliability, flexibility, and FUNCTIONALITY, without having some microshaft homosexual telling you what you can do, and can't do.
      lmao winglows cant even fucking run headless, get a functional OS, fed.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the most used operating system
        We're in the context of a PC.
        Your PC isn't a server, retard.
        This is the defacto goto argument for freetards and it's the absolute most retarded cope ever. For personal use even iOS has more users than freeware dogshit lol

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          my PC is literally a server, i dont even have a monitor for it.
          I have a VNC server running on it so i can control qbittorrent, i use it as seedbox, i host my website on it, a minetest server, some crypto miners, and some AI bots shitposting on 4chud.
          >muh PC and not server
          if you only count retarded and tech illiterate people who use desktop computers, maybe.
          but if you counted people who actually KNOW how to USE a computer, then it's the most used operating system on desktops.
          its the most used FUNCTIONAL operating system on desktops too.
          >freeware
          freeware is a word used to describe proprietary nonfree malware that is merely "free of charge", but not free as in freedom.
          you will never be free, iToddler.
          >personal use
          you mean "being used by a big tech company".
          imagine being such a useless OS that you can't even compile yourself, and need to rely on higher, superior, and actually functional operating systems to do so.
          Even fucking TempleOS is more functional than winglows, because it can compile itself; unlike your toddler meme malware "OS".

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this thread is gay and so are you, learn to use the user forums

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Didn't make it past the first comma because it implied your whole comment was just one big brick of "aKsHuAlLy"
    >I'm high IQ
    cringe

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      -ACK!
      chyualley...
      I'ts called Windows/NT, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Windows+NT.
      NT itself is not an operating system, but a kernel. Windows is an operating system but requires a kernel, which is in this case, NT.
      Please refrain from calling Windows "Windows" or "NT", thanks.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >blah blah blah
        Wow you sure sound super smart brother. I wish I was smart enough to understand all that shit you just posted but I'm stupid as shit. I guess since I'm so stupid I'll just use one of the proprietary OSs meant for retards like me that always work and don't need above 80IQ to use, yet allow retards like me to do literally anything I want without needing anything from my dumb ass. I guess you win this time

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          winglows requires an IQ over 120 to set up and use, because its extremely clusterfucked and impossible to get working.
          setting up GNU and using it requires an IQ above 90.
          An idiot admires complexity, a genius admires simplicity.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >winglows requires an IQ over 120 to set up and use
            Then why does every retard like me use it without issue? You said yourself I'm low IQ. I do not understand how both can be true, but again I'm retarded. Could you explain it to me?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              because you dont set it up properly, and will end up reinstalling it after 3 months because it becomes unbearably slow and even more unusable than it already was to begin with.
              winglows is not reliable or functional.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >because you dont set it up properly
                I clicked the next button when it said to and I've never had to reinstall it. Maybe you're just too smart for software meant for smart people that only dumb people use?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                have you actually USED winglows for anything other than web browsing, for longer than 3 months?
                if you dont work for microsoft or studied the source code and know exactly where everything is, and know what exactly is trash and what to throw out (assuming you even have the PERMISSION to do so from microshaft lol, imagine not having root access...)
                then yes

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >studied the source code and know exactly where everything is
                Nope. I use it because I don't give a shit about fucking with the OS. I want my OS to let me do the things I want which is work, web, hanging out with friends, and sometimes a bideo game without having to worry about it. If I fucked around with the OS internals I'd probably have to actually reinstall it then I'd lose all my stuff, but again it does what I need it to so why would I even need to stick my dick in it?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is garbidge, don't bother

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't know how to spell garbage
      go munch your curry somewhere else, you're just mad that your 'herro sir zis is microshaft supprot centre your conputar has virus' tricks don't work anymore, because GNU is beyond your understanding.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gaaal ya autistic af get a mf job

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same boat except I use FL. What I'm thinking about doing is cloning the entire hard disk and running that image from KVM on Linux.

    It'll be a pain in the ass to re-pirate every VST if it doesn't work though

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just dual boot windows for ableton only. thats what I do. or move to bitwig if you don't mind ditching third party plugins.

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