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Synthesizers for linux

Post by aaadewdfes » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:10 am

Can you recommend me a synthesizer for linux(except for muse)?

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Re: Synthesizers for linux

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:29 pm

Try Bitwig. It's a DAW very similar to Ableton Live but runs on Linux (Ubuntu I believe) and has built in synths.

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Post by briandc » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi aaadewdfes,
my website showcases of some of the best ones available for linux, with links and demos. (See my signature below.)


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Post by mariareese » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:00 pm

I am also looking for the linux (ubuntu) version ..

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Re: Synthesizers for linux

Post by stephen » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 pm

U-he.com are porting to linux, there's a thread on their forum. Also, discodsp have some of their stuff ported to Linux.

Loomer Aspect is a nice synth too. Get it from www.loomer.co.uk.
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Re: Synthesizers for linux

Post by lukeoftheaura » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:00 am

There are a lot of synths available on Linux, my personal favorites (all free):

Zynaddsubfx - very powerful, but has a complicated UI

Helm - open source synthesizer, lots of modulation options

Amsynth - analog modeling synthesizer

LMMS - sequencer/DAW with some nice built in synths

JUCEOPLVSTi - OPL chip (AdLib/soundblaster) emulating synthesiser

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Re: Synthesizers for linux

Post by MeneerJansen » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:24 pm

I use Bristol. Nice (low res) renderings of classic synths. But your best option will be the vast collection of (free) VST's that were written for Windows. I use the DAW called LMMS for that (it's in the standard repo's). There's also Ardour, but installing it and learning how to use a Windows VST in it is a pain (think poking your eye w/ a needle pain).

You might also find the Linux Musicians forum handy.

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Post by briandc » Sat May 27, 2017 11:22 pm

Yes; most VSTs (the free ones, anyway), work just fine in linux using Wine. LMMS includes a VST app, I've done a good bit of testing of the newest and best free VSTs with LMMS, and posted the results at the LMMS database here:
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Post by iamanna91 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:31 am

I have been looking for linux synthesizer and have tried recommended here. I have an ubunto kylin can this work on this OS?
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Post by briandc » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:00 pm

iamanna91 wrote:I have been looking for linux synthesizer and have tried recommended here. I have an ubunto kylin can this work on this OS?
From what I see about Kylin at Distrowatch and Ubuntu , I don't see why not. Do you have Synaptic Package Manager installed? If so, open it and do a search for the synth you are interested in. You may need to install the ubuntu-studio package to be able to find some of them.


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