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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: 169 (49), 6 months: 205 (39), 3 months: 193 (38), 4 weeks: 167 (38), 1 week: 183 (36)

Average visitor rating: 8.5/10 from 8 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/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
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 • 2017-06-11: Distribution Release: KXStudio 14.04.5
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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 (1.1.6)
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.12.1) --
chromium (66.0.3359.181) --
cups (2.2.7) 1.7.2
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.42.9
firefox (60.0.1) 53.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.5.2
gcc (8.1.0) 4.8.2
gimp (2.10.2) 2.8.10
glibc (2.27) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.2) --
gnucash (3.1-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.41) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.10.8
httpd (2.4.33) --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.48.4
k3b (18.04.1) 2.0.2
kmod (25) 15
krita (4.0.3)  
libreoffice (6.0.4) 4.2.8
linux (4.16.11) 3.13
Package 14.04.5
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.2.15) --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) --
mesa (18.1.0) 10.1.3
mysql (8.0.11) --
nautilus (3.28.1) --
NVIDIA (390.48) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.1) --
openssh (7.7p1) --
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.1f
perl (5.26.2) 5.18.2
php (7.2.5) --
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) 4.11.11
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (10.4) --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.6
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.5
samba (4.8.2) 4.3.11
systemd (238) 204
thunderbird (52.8.0) 38.4.0
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.2) 2.1.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.15.1

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-15
Votes: 5

Rough edges, but this distro delivers a good-to-great low-latency kernel experience, just what we need for audio.

Pushes some good front end programs that start with the letter C (Cadence, Carla) but does not install qjackctl by default. Use "sudo apt-get install qjackctl" to fix that, then run it and select your audio i/o device. All done.

Really nice KDE audio distro, BIG thanks to the developers!

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-09-19
Votes: 2

After struggling for years to get Ubuntu Studio to do anything remotely useful for music production I tried KXStudio and it just worked. Refreshing to spend time productively. I have now transferred all music production from PC; keeping PC software running through different versions of windows since XP was getting problematic.

Ardour and associated packages seem to be a very worthy replacement for windows based DAWs, it just takes a but of time to learn and the results are compatible but not the same (don't listen to PC produced music with nostalgia, its not better, its just different).

Office applications, genealogy, photo editing, browsing etc work well too and there's plenty of software choice.

Slainte mhath!

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-26
Votes: 1

Hello everyone
Well I use KXStudio as a recording studio (that's the point ??? I guess)
This is a very very good distro, I have also tried Linux Studio, but well I had some problems with JACK that crashed randomly.
I has only 1 pro with KXStudio the day I installed it, then I think I did a mistake @ this time.
If you pley musik, you can use this very good KXStudio

Best regards to you all

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