What people say about 64 Studio

Submitted by Daniel on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 11:32

Some unsolicited opinions...

More users are jumping on the 64-bit bandwagon, and the 64 Studio developers are doing their best to make the ride as smooth as possible.
Dave Phillips, Linux Journal

I am using 64 Studio based systems since more than a year for my everyday media production work, sound recording, sound design and video editing without any significant system related problems. And for the smaller issues, I always found quick help and a friendly community.
Hermann Vosseler

It's the most polished, complete, stable and easy to setup GNU/Linux I've used for audio work.
Michael Pacey

I have to say again, this machine *smokes* now. Last night I worked with the Pd/GEM combo, putting videos on the surface of a rotating cube, with not a single xrun (at sub-6ms latency). Ditto while working with Oyvind Brandtseg's powerful ImproSculpt, an amazing realtime instrument based on Csound5 and its FLTK widgets. Again, perfect performance.
Dave Phillips (again)

Debian-based 64 Studio, which has just achieved its 1.0 release, is described by some as "the best distribution ever created for multimedia workstations, such as digital audio recording and video editing."
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Desktop Linux

I must say this is the best linux multimedia distro out there. 64 studio found all my soundcards and configured properly from install, even my photon x25 which has ben a problem in the past. I have been getting my best jack performance I have ever seen (down to .667 ms at 96khz) with very little x runs at app start.
Nate Figlar

All I had to do was to change the number of input and output channels to eight each, set the sample rate to 96KHz and set the latency as low as it would go. It hasn't under-run since, and performs so well it regularly saturates the hard disk.
Amias Channer, Linux Format magazine, issue 97

For a production environment, we would suggest you go for 64 Studio (www.64studio.com). This has a custom-configured, multimedia kernel, compiled for AMD 64-bit and Intel EM64T processors and will handle dual-core processors as well. In addition, it has the stability and security of Linux – and, it’s free.
Paul Grosse, PC Plus magazine, issue 257

...a great looking system that squeezes every ounce of performance out of my hardware and works like a dream.
Sam Banks, Linux Forums

...if you’re curious about building a Linux workstation specifically for multimedia creation and want a distribution that has most of the important stuff already there, give this one a whirl.
Serdar Yegulalp, Information Week

64 Studio 2.0... is based on the current stable branch of one of the largest and most popular Linux distributions, Debian 4.0 "Etch". Thus 64 Studio can be extended simply, with further programs from the enormous Debian repertoire.
Klaus Gürtler, Der Spiegel (translated from German)

*0.726 msec latency, no xruns*, sending lots of MIDI notes, pitch & cc's from the M2x2 and the M1010 inputs to amSynth & Hydrogen :)) (*P4 2.4Ghz, 512 RAM*) Looks like it's becoming the best software DAW set-up I've ever had.
Peter Geirnaert

I spent lots of time customizing debian for realtime use, learned a lot by doing so, but at the moment I just want stability and this distribution is amazingly stable.
David Adler


6 comments posted
The new Release
What a fitting moniker for your new release,"Safe As Milk". Not many people talk about Capt.Beefheart & the Magic Band. (or maybe i don't read much anymore?)Like this distro, unique in his overall content. Have fun! mike
Posted by mike99 on Tue, 07/10/2007 - 05:18
Sure 'nuff 'n yes we do
If we can expose a few more people to Beefheart and his band's albums then we're doing good :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart Cheers! Daniel
Posted by Daniel on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 17:02
and don't forget
there's also the official magic band site. pretty extensive information on all beefheart's stuff and what the magic band is up to now. beefheart.com
Posted by Nate on Sat, 09/15/2007 - 12:15
This is a question that was
This is a question that was never answered clearly. Whenever i meet an IT dude i ask him: 'What is 64 bits?' They always start mumbling stuff and being not clear at all. How come are they so ignorant? -
Posted by plastorgas (not verified) on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 20:17
This is what i say: You
This is what i say: You guys rock! :)
Posted by plastorgas (not verified) on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 12:38
64 Studio for instrument lessons
I have been using 64 Studio for a while now to make quick jam along tracks for my one bass student. I hook up my lectric with Rackarack and we use hydrogen for a drum machine and off we rock... ******************************************************************* *The Metronome is my friend, and a friend of Batman is a friend of mine. So go figure...* *******************************************************************
Posted by kalemanzi on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 20:07