A first release of Studio launcher is available at https://launchpad.net/~motin/+archive/ppa
Latest version is (for direct download): https://launchpad.net/~motin/+archiv...er_0.1_all.deb
Back in 8.04, I set up some scripts to help out with the complex configuration and initation of JACK based music software in Ubuntu.
With Karmic's Quickly, updates to the scripts (so that they actually work on Karmic) and some newly aquired PPA packaging know-how, the project is resurrected in the form of "Studio Launcher": https://launchpad.net/studiolauncher
It is not finished in any way (and it obviously shows that this is my first attempt to do anything even partly in python) but already helps with a great deal:
- Installation and usage of linuxsampler (which is not in repos nor easy to install using the official packages)
- Configuration of JACK and PulseAudio so that ordinary applications still have sound features while running JACK
- Usage of VSTi instruments (through wine and dssi-vst)
Currently, it requires manual changes to the scripts to work in your environment, the Settings dialog is not yet implemented...
Try out the latest version from my PPA: https://launchpad.net/~motin/+archive/ppa
Be sure to read the readmes...
Earlier post (for Hardy):
HOWTO: Set up a Jamming and Music production environment on-demand in seconds
All in all, hope this helps you get up and jamming!Ever since I started using Linux, I have wanted to use free applications for Jamming and producing music. This is "very possible" and over the years I have found how to combine many free tools to transform my laptop into a jamming box that has joined me at several performances.
But... setting up all applications every time takes quite some time, (not accounting the research needed to get them running in the first place...). We are using Linux, right? So why not automate the process?
Cutting to the chase, I have finally written a helping script that configures my home jamming and music production environment most automagically. Actually, I haven't come to far in music production in this script (todo...), but at the current stage, at least it makes my MIDI keyboard useful, and should help quite some others to that as well I hope...
EDIT: This software requires previous JACK and realtime kernel setup. If you are new to Music in Linux, i strongly recommend http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com/ as a great starting point to learn what is possible.