An Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Setup
WelcomeThis instructional guide outlines several techniques utilized in making production quality music and other audio on the Ubuntu/Linux platform. It also serves as a quick reference for arranging various hardware and software components to work in unison.
iAlthough this guide discusses a specific set of products, the principles of the setup are intended to be generic enough to apply to other simillar products and components with minor modifications.
Components of the SetupBelow you will find a list of the components used in this setup. The main component types are listed first followed by the particular component model, where applicable. Your choice in component model or software may vary.
2 MIDI Cables
Generic MIDI Cable
1/8 inch TS Cable
Generic Guitar Cable
2 TRS to XLR Cables
Generic Monitor Cable
Audio Connection Kit
Recording & Mixing
Realtime Effects Processor
ALSA MIDI Synth
iAlthough it is possible to install software intended for the Linux platform by downloading the software from various distribution websites on the Internet, it is recommended that you use your distributions package manager. If you are uncertain about what that means you can find detailed instructions on installing software on the Ubuntu/Linux platform here.