Ubuntu Studio Audio Handbook
by Peter Reppert
Peter Reppert was kind enough to donate his time and work on an audio handbook targeting musicians for Ubuntu Studio. After contacting the team, he decided to open the book to being a living document on this wiki with constant updates. Currently, the handbook includes some updates for version 20.04 LTS (long term support).
The Ubuntu Studio team would like to thank Peter for his selfless contribution to Ubuntu Studio and for providing a guide for newcomers and experts alike.
Please bear in mind that much of this handbook was written in the first-person perspective as this is Peter's personal work. Also, there are some places in this handbook that, due to inavailability of certain software, are not supported. Those items are highlighted with black text on a yellow background.
Table of Contents
Who this book is for
Why use this book?
How to use this book – know what's possible
Companion matter, if any - web site, disk, etc.
Gear on a budget
How to find out if your old laptop can run Ubuntu
Running Ubuntu from media
Installing Ubuntu Studio
Configuring and testing your soundcard
Connecting with JACK and Patchage
Qsynth, drumkv1, samplev1
Make your guitar a MIDI controller
Tools and Utilities
Major file types
Tools for DJs
Internet DJ Console
Install and run Carla
Configuring and using Carla
Creating a bus and inserting effects
Additional advanced topics
Royalty collection agencies
Making a CD
Sheet music with MuseScore
Ten Things To Try On Any Synthesizer
Approaches to sound synthesis
Using the command line
Links and resources