NEW TEST DATA
all features seem to work just fine send/returns and vst's work well too. wine asio with jack is just right. midi controller support with alsa is also good. gets a bit heavy on cpu... recording audio is a pain with freebob jack audio
Ubuntu Studio 8.10
2.8ghz 64 x2
cme uf-5 midi controller
mic's tested mxl 990
midi support wih jack works. this allows you to use midi devices and jack freebob audio at once :D
audio/midi rendering vst's more test data to come. i will be testing full video support soon.
What does not
everything runs fine
What was not tested
runes smoothly no crashes very stable
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Jolicloud||Jan 10 2012||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 17 2009||1.1.8||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Calgar C|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 27 2008||1.1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||ruelle|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 05 2008||0.9.60||No||No||Garbage||ruelle|
Installing Cubase Studio 4 is pretty straightforward. Some things you might want to install beforehand:
winetricks gdiplus, dotnet20, and msxml3
wineasio, jackd, qjackctl
Jack along with wineasio helps with latency. Wineasio takes advantage of the asio framework, and connects to jackd.
If you need even lower latency, you can compile a fully preemptive real-time (rt) kernel, using patches, or download a premade rt kernel from the your distro's repositories. You can effective lower the latency anywhere from 3-20 ms, depending on hardware you have, with very few or no input overruns (I don't record). Linux native programs will naturally use less resources. A good program to run thing in real-time without root privledges is "set_rlimits."
To set up Cubase:
1. Configure winecfg. Switch the sound driver to ALSA under the "Audio" tab. This will not affect most other programs in Wine as far as sound is concerned. Also, run the command "regsvr32 wineasio.dll" to register the wineasio driver in wine.
2. In Cubase settings, you must select wineasio as the asio driver.
3. If you want to use a real-time kernel, you need to set qjackctl to run in real-time priority, and then start up Cubase.