The only thing keeping me from using Windows as a gayming platform is the absence of a good DAW with VST support, the only DAW i know for GNU/Linux is Audacity, and it's pure shit.
There is any good DAW for GNU/Linux?
ardour and qtractor are the most feature complete on the FOSS side. there's also bitwig studio which has a linux version. if you're into trackers you could also check out renoise.
>linux has DAWs
this is news to me
I have never EVER seen an electronic musician use linux in any capacity, not for production or even live performance.
Is this like GIMP?
Where every freetard is proud of it, yet nobody actually uses it for anything professional?
If there is VST support, inbuilt tools matter very little except for minimal detail stuff(that separates semi-professionals from professionals, indeed).
That said, as I'm not even semi-professional, if the DAW has VST support, everything is fine and i can even dream to evolve as a semi-professional.
And by professional i mean, people that travel an entire continent or the entire world doing live actions.
Also, why should i aim to not be amateur? Amateur sounds can be great too, they almost always have more "soul" tbh.
Thanks guys, I'm noting everything you're saying, can't test everything right now but I'll do it ASAP.
You mean resource expensive? Well, my machine have 4GB RAM and as i usually have 20+ channels with tons of VSTs, it would be really painful and I'm not even considering that a VM can cut down CPU capacity as well.
Also WINE and VMs are not real solutions, they're workarounds.
Because your definition of "professional" is over the counter electronic music with pre-made patches.
Things are not nearly as good they should be, but one can do mastering, recording and layouts on Linux just fine.
Ofc Windows and OSX has more support for devices and programs to use, and likely they always will, but that doesn't mean Linux audio is shit.
Honestly the only major limits are with VSTs and attitudes and if you are an experimental type then Linux will be a much more open canvas to you to play with.
You can always tell when something was made with FL.
You ever hear stuff on bandcamp?
They frequently think they can get away with using FL presets, and it sounds really amateur as fuck.
pick one. It's a DAW made for EDM kids, that don't know shit about anything. I had an internship in a mastering studio a couple of years ago and whenever I had to hear one of those FL Studio EDM kid mixes, my ears started hurting. The chance of me getting ear cancer in late life raised by 450% because of that.
>i'd like to switch to linux but i can't drop this very important thing i do on windows that seems like hassle to do on linux
then you don't need linux, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that
don't let /g/ memes get on your head
It's doable with Ardour compiled with VST support.
Not very practical or easy compared to using windows or mac.
I've used Ardour plenty for recording live performances and had good results. It wouldn't be my goto for mixing or mastering though.
What the fuck are you on about? You can use windows vsts through wine in pretty much all daws in linux, if not natively then when Carla. Bitwig, renoise, Tracktion, LMMS, ardour, qtractor.
Do you mean that Qtracktor and others emulate WINE somehow or do another workaround? Now that I'm thinking about it, DLLs are Windows stuff... But then, how Mac's Logic load it without a hassle?
Bitwig Studio is already better than Ableton or FL Studio
Ardour is pretty good when it comes to more "professional recording-studio" type DAWs, it also just got bumped to v 4.0
as for VSTs, not much vendors support Linux yet, but it's changing (all of u-he's products are in public Linux beta right now, for example). and a lot of windows VSTs work fine through wine
There is nothing wrong with FL if you know what you're doing with it
The original FruityLoops was pretty wank and was seen as babbys first DAW. It got a lot better around version 6/7 but the stigma has stuck with it