64studio 3.0 software wishlist

  • skullnotions
Posted: Tue, 01/06/2009 - 16:45
Hi, 64studio 2.1 = 800MB DVD 64studio 3.0 = 600MB CD (at present) There are packages still to be added to the new 64studio 3.0 alpha. Free would like to keep the ones on 2.1 but would also like to know what packages we would like added to the new release. These are the ones I've found need to be re-added. linux-headers lilypond rosegarden seq24 meterbridge If you post here any you would like included, there's a good chance the version release will contain the software you want. Cheers! dave.

There's lots of interesting

  • seanbutnotheard
  • 07/04/08
  • Fri, 02/13/2009 - 14:40
There's lots of interesting new software out there that I've been discovering lately, though I can't vouch for their stability because I've only briefly run a few of them. I guess the main reason I'd love to see them in the repo (not even necessarily part of a default install) is to try them out... :) though actually most of them aren't terribly difficult to compile. -Jconv -Aeolus* -Jack2* -DRC / BruteFIR (this looks like a powerful combination of tools for mastering engineers and FOH techs - http://drc-fir.sourceforge.net/) -Bristol (the version in Ubuntu repos is quite old)* -Calf plugins* -MDA plugins (not sure if they're stable, being ported to LV2 by Dave Robillard) -the latest Patchage* -Ingen -Seq24* (there's been a recent release by new developers) -Non sequencer -DSSI-VST and/or FST (which now includes the GPL Vestige header, and I read a comment on IRC that it works better than dssi-vst) -Sonic Visualiser* -Audacious* *=I've used the program In addition to the old standbys, of course: Ardour w/ LV2, the usual plugins, Qjackctl, etc. I haven't tested many LV2 plugins yet (just Calf) but I think if LV2s are available and stable, a serious push should be made to include them rather than (or in addition to) the LADSPA counterparts to help speed up adoption. (see edit below) One thing that might be useful in an ever-growing world of Linux audio is instead of having everything installed by default, create a little app that runs just after a fresh install and asks what all software you'd like installed, sort of like tasksel but with more granularity. That way you won't have software installed that you don't use (but it will still be a couple clicks or keystrokes away). Thanks everyone for an awesome distro! [EDIT:] Instead of the app (for installing just the programs you want) I proposed just above, if it is possible to install just a bare-bones command-line system from the debian installer, that would be good enough for me. Then a patient user could "aptitude" the system into whatever type of environment they'd like. Personally I'd like to be able to quickly set up a semi-headless "NetJack synth/fx server" next to my main 64Studio machine. I also realized that my list isn't very helpful because I didn't indicate which programs I've used, vs. which I'd like to try. So I went back and put an asterisk (*) next to the ones I've used.


  • SEO Honolulu
  • 07/08/08
  • Thu, 01/15/2009 - 20:36
get the nvidia display drivers for newer cards as squared away as possible :)


  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Wed, 01/14/2009 - 05:39
I would like to see in 3.0: VMPK, newer Ardour, CSound / Chuck / SuperCollider, Guitarrix, newer LinuxSampler, newer AMSynth Is it going to come with the newer Xserver and Mesa libraries so the new RadeonHD drivers will work? Keep up the good work!

Yeah Yeah Audacious!!

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Mon, 01/12/2009 - 17:39
Good call Pablo! That is exactly what i use. Yes add audacious!

My wishlist

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 01/11/2009 - 19:35
I haven't already tested the 3.0 alpha but the following apps were not included in 2.1, and I would be glad to have them in the next release: - Rezound - qtractor - LMMS - vmpk - Musescore - NtEd - Audacious (with extra-plugins, for jack support) - rackarrack - guitarrix Thank you very much. I wish you a happy new year to all of you. Pablo

Note for Quentin and Free

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sun, 01/11/2009 - 13:37
I have been editing my oringinal post above as i add things to my wishlist as to not make this thread/post LONG like the alpha page.

wishlist -edit

  • -NOYX-
  • 05/22/07
  • Sat, 01/17/2009 - 17:05
possible inclusion/addition candidate.
[not aware of anything like this currently in package repos] dvd-audio.sourceforge.net " DVD-Audio is a standard for storing uncompressed high quality stereo or multi-channel audio content on a standard DVD disk. Supported sampling frequencies range from 44.1KHz (the Red-Book CD Audio standard) up to 192KHz, with sampling depths of 16, 20 or 24 bits. "

....and also:
specimen, sooperlooper, hydrogen [newer], freqtweak, jackrack, ardour2 [but of course], jamin, zynaddsubfx, soundconverter, tagtool, timemachine, grip, k3b, rosegarden, audacity, rezound, xmms


Great packages

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 19:38
Some applications, like cinelerra, cannot be added, no matter how great they are. If packages are found to depend on patent encumbered packages you must install it yourself to protect the 64 Studio company from claims from these companies. A great pity, but a fact. Keep wishing though... Free will add everything we possibly can, and is stable enough for use, and is safe to add. The rest we can make nice how-to guides for installation

Hi, Musescore and cinelerra

  • thomasK
  • 08/13/08
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 19:27
Hi, Musescore and cinelerra would be great, Greetings Thomas

Yep! MusE & Qtractor too

  • cinder
  • 10/20/08
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 12:31
MusE looks good Qtractor (Qranger?) Bristol (still haven't tried it, but I got a good feelin') Timing is Everything!

CSound, and it would be nice

  • sydb
  • 06/05/07
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 11:22
CSound, and it would be nice to have Blue too. I'm currently building CSound from source. -- Michael Pacey

a few more for the

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 11:03
a few more for the wishlist * latest Aeolus * Bristol * Jconv * vmpk (http://vmpk.sourceforge.net/) please

In the next release I would

  • DelLo
  • 10/18/08
  • Wed, 01/07/2009 - 17:10
In the next release I would like to see some guitar related software like rackarrack and guitarix. A variety of audio/midi sequencer would be nice, so I'd like to include muse and qtractor. From the #la-it IRC channel (Linux Audio Italy) I report this requests: LMMS pd-extended (a member host e debian repo with that: http://otherside.gnufunk.org/debian) ladspa-trigger Cheers, Paolo

More MIDI sequencers

  • cinder
  • 10/20/08
  • Wed, 01/07/2009 - 05:55
- LMMS - seq24 - dino (haven't been abble to get it work, but it looks promising) Timing is Everything!

my wishlist

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sun, 01/11/2009 - 13:35
under video: DeVeDe, under audio: Rezound, creox, asunder, Under admin/preferences: gnome system monitor and i know this is really far out there but under internet: Opera :) other than that it has everything i like... EDIT::: yeah cinder has another one: dino (although ardour is promising piano roll in the 3.0 version) p.s. Quentin? have you played with the Open Movie Editor? it now is in the video menu in alpha? EDIT 2: If everyone has used 64studio in the past they have grown accustomed to having Abiword in the office section. Goffice would be ok. Also I have a new GDM login screen to give for consideration of the new release. where do i send?

Second the 64-bit

  • sydb
  • 06/05/07
  • Tue, 01/06/2009 - 23:34
Second the 64-bit flash. Last Christmas/New Year I spent many hours trying to get SuperCollider working on 64 Studio. I gave up. I tried again this C/NY. Again I spent many hours. I am on the verge of giving up again. I know scsynth works with no issues, compiled for 64-bit. I have built sclang in a 32-bit chroot and that works too. Essentially, it works. But I'd like a nice IDE with access to the help system. I hate Emacs with a vengeance. I like vi but again I've spent hours trying to get scvim to work properly to no avail. The gedit plugin works but there's no help. Anyway the point is I spend hours and hours trying to get a nice SuperCollider setup working when I really want to be MAKING NOISES!!! The JSCE plugin for Eclipse looks fantastic in the screenshots. What I'd really like for Christmas (last not next!) is an out of the box SuperCollider 3.2 and the JSCE Eclipse plugin. A tall order, as I don't think JSCE is 64-bit safe, at least it doesn't build for me. How nice it would be to install 64-Studio 3.0 (x86_64), login, fire up Eclipse and have a working SC3 setup. -- Michael Pacey


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 01/06/2009 - 20:40
  • Flash-nonfree (the new 64bit version from Adobe - no wrapper!)
  • A video editor like cinelerra... (alternatives?)>/li>
  • Some of Fons's applications, for instance aliki etc.
  • I'll edit the list as I remember more...