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Linux Audio Workstation Build

Postby merlyn » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:29 pm

I have wondered what kind of performance I would get using Linux with a Ryzen processor for an audio workstation. I decided to find out and went for this spec :

CPU : Ryzen 3900x
Cooler : Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4
Mobo : MSI B550 Pro
Storage : Adata 1TB Nvme M.2
Case : be quiet Silent Base 601
Power : be quiet Straight Power 11 650W

I'll install Arch Linux on that.

I intend to put something together that will boot and add components as I go along. I already have an 8GB stick of DDR4 and I will use the AMD R7 260X graphics card from this machine I'm typing on to put together enough to boot it.
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Re: Linux Audio Workstation Build

Postby Folderol » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:53 pm

Pretty good, I would expect!
I suggest AVlinux, unless you have prior experience of audio under Linux. It gives you a very complete debian-based system 'out of the box'.

https://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/
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Re: Linux Audio Workstation Build

Postby flozzi001 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:59 pm

Wow sounds like a really nice Idea.
I would be happy to hear if it is working out.
I wonder what DAW and interface you are using?
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Re: Linux Audio Workstation Build

Postby billc2 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:21 pm

I see Planet CCRMA is still going. That was really good last time I did a Linux Audio system.
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