Finally started updating my UbuntuStudio machine. Let's see if I can revitalize this one and make it my dedicated recording machine.

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OK, turns out the machine is still a bit noisy as soon as it has run a bit, and I don't know if that will work well with recording.

(My dad fixed it for me because it made a jarring rattling noise after a certain time under load, and he claimed it went away, but I'm skeptical.)

Using my Windows laptop it is, then. That laptop doesn't have enough disk space for a dual-boot system, so I probably need to re-learn my audio skills on Windows.

Bummer.

It also means that I have to find alternatives to all the open source tools that I used to use under Linux, as long as there aren't Windows ports of them. And because this femme is broke af, they need to be free as in free beer.

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OK, now that I've put my UbuntuStudio machine through all of the updates, it seems that it might work... just have to get used to the noise again. Gosh, I am so pampered by my good laptop.

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@artsyhonker I have that, and it's OK-ish for basic things (like mixing down separately recorded tracks). I'm thinking more of effect plugins (EQ, compressor, delay, reverb etc), virtual instruments and the like.

I know there must be some, it will just be quite some research and also learning to get it all to work together the way I want.

@draco

I use Audacity less and less as I find I can do everything in Ardour more easily. The Calf plugins are incredible. That being said, the guitarix plugins work in Audacity.

This applies to your Ubuntu machine. I know nothing of windows...

@artsyhonker

@draco I think you could use an AVLinux system installed on a USB drive to boot Linux for making music on Your laptop without the need to install anything on it's hard disk.
Or is that problem already solved? :)

@unfa I'm still a little undecided if I can't put up with the noise from my desktop machine. I'd need to experiment with it, which I'm currently not geting around to because I'm swamped with breadwinning work atm.

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