After everything Microsoft has admitted to recently, I no longer wish to support Microsoft by using their products or buying Windows programs. I have questions concerning Ubuntu's capabilities.
- I play piano through a virtual instrument program, Kontakt 5. Looking at the wineHQ, Kontakt does not do too good on Wine. This is essentially all I do on the computer that is Windows dependent.
- I've never used a virtualbox program before, and I don't know if MIDI controllers are able to be ran through a virtual instance.. Can virtualbox handle heavy MIDI input?
- How well does Ubuntu support MIDI controllers, and is there any alternative to Kontakt 5 that is able to run Kontakt plug-ins?
The program and were plugin were very expensive at the time and I'm apprehensive about no longer using them.
I'm also apprehensive about using a virtualbox since I would still have to use Windows, though it's an alright tradeoff as I'm not using it as my default OS.
Please also be advised I'm aware there is Ubuntu Music Studio, and it does not suit my needs. I don't mix, master, or create music using programs. I simply play it through them, as it sounds and handles better.