Edit: This article was originally written in December 2018 but I have republished it because Librazik 3 has been released !
A long time ago, I have started hacking music on Linux with the Gentoo pro-audio overlay. Then, for various reason, I had no time for music anymore. 5 years ago, I have started over. In the meantime, the Linux audio landscape has changed a lot, so, I have decided to switch over to Ubuntu Mate and the Kxstudio repo.
The cool things :
- The community : nice people, irc channel, bug tracking system, documentation
- The huge amount of software ! Many of them are not included in others distributions
- The distribution and the kernel are optimized for audio
Installing the distribution (which is going on top of Debian Buster) is a bit more difficult than setting an Ubuntu based distribution but as long as you follow and read the documentation properly, it’s fine !
When you look at Librazik website, the distribution really seems to be designed for french speakers but it’s also perfectly working in English.