[PlanetCCRMA] Includes DAW and Synths?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Oct 20 13:19:10 PDT 2020

On 10/18/20 10:27 AM, Martyn Cox wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone advise Planet CCRMA a one box audio solution for linux or 
> will I still need to source a DAW and plugin synths, effects etc? Wiki 
> is sparse on detail, from what I understand it is an OS with lowest 
> latencies for audio baked in but it’s not clear on whether it comes with 
> DAW baked in or not.

Planet CCRMA is a repository that is added to the standard Fedora 
repositories. It is not a "complete OS" with everything "baked in". To 
add Planet CCRMA packages you first need to install Fedora and then add 
what you need.

> I’m collating all software I can for an off-line install on a dedicated 
> linux audio machine with no inet so ideally want to grab everything I 
> can now before I attempt. I don;’t want to be left high and dry once 
> PlanetCCRMA is installed that I can’t actually make any music or produce 
> any sounds with virtual synthesizers.

How are you planning on doing the install without a network?

Stuff like DAWs (Ardour & others) and plugins (LADSPA, LV2, DSSI & 
others) have mostly moved to Fedora itself (ie: you do not need Planet 
CCRMA for that). The regular kernel, when properly tuned, is good enough 
for _most_ uses.

Planet CCRMA currently does not add that much stuff to Fedora, and what 
it adds is more "specialized" (supercollider, pd and other software). 
And a kernel that is patched for best realtime behavior.

If you are trying things out I would install Fedora and see if what you 
are looking for is there. But I imagine that is hard to do if you do not 
have a network connection once you are running Fedora...

-- Fernando

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