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Veerstryngh Thynner
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KXStudio in Mint

Post by Veerstryngh Thynner » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:30 am

Hello all,

First of all, I'm not sure I picked the right forum for the questions I'd like to ask. But maybe my gamble turns out all right...

For some considerable time, I have been attempting to get my head around the intricacies of KXStudio/NON. KXStudio consists of a series of integrated components for importing and playing sfz musical instrument sample and music production generally. NON is integrated in KXStudio and consists of a series of components that can be used independently for the same purpose. But I'm not sure yet which will serve me better.

What I want to do:

- Playing/recording selected sfz items imported from a proprietary musical instrument sample library on an auxiliary (Windows 7) laptop.
- Using an electric guitar instrument (or rather electric-guitar-like, since not in standard guitar tuning) by way of MIDI controller.

Does anyone on this forum have any experience in this this department? If yes I'd like to hear from you!

My equipment

- Lenovo desktop;
- KDE Mint;
- All KXStudio components installed;
- All NON components installed;
- Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 interface
- electric string instrument (without A/D converter integrated).

NB: I just found out that the choice in hardware to the latter end is a) limited and b) exorbitantly expensive (Roland MIDI pickup + gearbox or Fishman Triple X interface), so I thought that having another look at KXStudio/NON may be worthwhile.

Furthermore, in KXStudio, WineASIO is also integrated. The latter allows Windows software to run in Linux (including Mint, I hope). And since Linux is great, generally, but not in voice changers, I'm toying with the idea of importing the one on my auxiliary Windows 7 laptop (which, incidentally, I never have been able to make work) to WineASIO in KXStudio. I can't find anything much, though, on the practicalities of this, online, so perhaps this community may be able to offer some advice.

Thanks very much.

Veerstryngh Thynner

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Re: KXStudio in Mint

Post by MartyMint » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:33 am

Ever consider using a USB mixer?

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Re: KXStudio in Mint

Post by Veerstryngh Thynner » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:33 am

Thanks very much for your reply, MartyMint. And you're referring to part of my question that alluded to KXStudio/Non, I suppose.

As a matter of fact - yes, I have been thinking of a USB mixer, too, since you're asking. But in order to turn my electric string instrument into a MIDI controller (so as to be able to play/record selected sfz items imported from my musical instrument sample library). I'd actually need some kind of Analogue-To-MIDI converter. And I'm not sure that USB mixers with integrated Analogue-To-MIDI converter are available.

Or are they....?

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Re: KXStudio in Mint

Post by obicere » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:44 am

I'm using MIDI Guitar 2 by https://www.jamorigin.com/ on Windows, this is very successful. Far better tracking than any of my Roland gear, even with one of these, http://www.iguitar.com/. I'm just getting to the point where I'm about to try this out on Linux. I'm expecting more latency (at the moment I'm getting about 5ms). There is a demo of the first version.

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Re: KXStudio in Mint

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:20 am

WIne is actually rubbish, as is playonlinux and other Wine derivatives. Pro music software in Linux is a bit of a joke. Just check out linuxmusicians.org if you don't believe me. If you have a WIndows 7 machine I'd suggest using that.

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Re: KXStudio in Mint

Post by obicere » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:56 am

You here to live up to your name?

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