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Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 UTC

KXStudio is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of applications and plugins for professional audio production. Besides developing a complete operating system on a live DVD, the project also provides a custom set of audio applications and utilities (such as a full-featured audio plugin host and a JACK patch bay), a wide range of open-source audio plugins and Linux ports, and software repositories compatible with the Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu distributions.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 208 (37), 6 months: 209 (36), 3 months: 193 (37), 4 weeks: 191 (38), 1 week: 187 (35)

Average visitor rating: 8.83/10 from 12 review(s).

KXStudio Summary
Distribution KXStudio
Home Page http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=47
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors https://github.com/KXStudio/KXStudio/releases/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-06-11: Distribution Release: KXStudio 14.04.5
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Linux Media
Linux Mint 19$5.95
Ubuntu 18.10$5.95
Debian 9.6.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 19 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 18.10 16GB$14.95
Fedora 29 16GB$14.95

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Feature 14.04.5
Release Date 2017-06-10
End Of Life 2019-04
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-1800
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop KDE
Package Management DEB
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems  
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 14.04.5
Package 14.04.5
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.13.5) --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) --
cups (2.2.10) 1.7.2
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.42.9
firefox (64.0) 53.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) 4.8.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.10
glibc (2.28) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) --
gnucash (3.3) --
gnumeric (1.12.44) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.10.8
httpd (2.4.37) --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.48.4
k3b (18.12.0) 2.0.2
kmod (25) 15
krita (4.1.7)  
libreoffice (6.1.3) 4.2.8
linux (4.19.9) 3.13
Package 14.04.5
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.11) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.3.1) 10.1.3
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.5) --
NVIDIA (415.18) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.2) --
openssh (7.9p1) --
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.0.1f
perl (5.28.0) 5.18.2
php (7.3.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) 4.11.11
postfix (3.3.2) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.6
qt (5.12.0) 4.8.5
samba (4.9.3) 4.3.11
systemd (239) 204
thunderbird (60.3.3) 38.4.0
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 2.1.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.15.1

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-29
Votes: 0

tried this distro in order to get my old Alesis Multimix16 Firewire to work (in ubuntustudio jack/alsa didn't recognize the in/out channels. The device itself showed up as "DICE" device and its friendly name "Alesis Multimix".

In KXStudio after configuring jack to the firewire driver everything worked out of the box, though the device did not show up at any place (aplay -l, cat /proc/asound/cards etc).

Great stuff!

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-18
Votes: 2

KXStudio and their have contributed greatly by creating apps of their own and that's the main reason I tried KXStudio!

Everything works out of the box and I'm currently making my own songs that hopefully I'll release some day! =D

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-18
Votes: 0

KXStudio is the best GNU/Linux pro audio set-up I've used. After struggling to get set-up Ardour, JACK, etc running smoothly on a more general purpose distro, I decided just to install KXStudio on a separate partition. Everything worked perfectly out of the box. I cannot recommend it enough.

It comes with such a wealth of audio software that there are still plenty of synths and plug-ins I probably have yet to discover. Highly recommended!!

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