Hi, new user (both ardour & linux) saying hello and asking a few questions;-)
Ok people, hello to all of you.
It just seems that I have entered a wonderful world and many new ways to explore my Audio/MIDI adventures.
A very, very big 'thank you' to all those devs out there for making such wonderful tools and sharing them with the world.
I've decided to kick $MS in their rear and change OS completely.
Not a trivial task by any means, but I'll do anything I need to make the transition possible.
So I discovered a few music distros like 64 Studio/STG, Musix, DeMuDi etc, and while things seem to work (more or less) from those LiveCD's, it's still quite different from installing to HDD.
Now I'm trying out FedoraCore5 with the Planet CCRMA additions, as I found 64 Studio somehow limited and difficult (if not impossible) to install additional software.
FC5 installed OK, no probs, did all the updates, installed all the packages from CCRMA (incl.the 2 'old'_new kernels) and now I'm sitting here, trying to record some stuff.
There seems to be a problem either with jackctrl, my soundcard driver (Delta 101LT with Alsa and Envy24 mixer) or whatever, but after a while (20-30 min.) the sound gets somehow garbled/distorted. Kinda like some broken cables if you know what I mean. Only a reboot of th PC can set this straight. Not nice.
Then there seems to be a little bug/problem with Ardour: while connecting I/O's from the Mixer view, often Ardour (.99.3.8) just vanishes the moment I add or remove an I/O.
Now I don't know anything about Linux and it's inner workings. I have only started to use PC's maybe 5 years ago, and only now did I become comfy with those Win machines. This is, I can now individually tune a PC for certain tasks and tweak the hell out of it. My WinXP DAW runs quite fast for what is now considered an old PC I guess (AMD 2000+ T-Bred). Details are in my sig. anyway.
Then comes the inevitable question of how to use my VST plugins. The fst website seems to be gone, so I don't know where to gather info or even the fst package (if it's available at all for Fedora).
So, if any kind soul could provide me with some info or help, that would be really nice.
Be sure to see me asking a truckload of other questions soon. There's just soooo much to learn.