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A Guitar Amp/Effect Solution For Linux

Jan 13, 2011, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"I previously blogged about my satisfactory experience with Arch Linux installation on a second-hand laptop. Now in this post I'm going to turn that $150 laptop into a kick-ass and sexy Amp and Effect Processor. In fact, we will see how lightweight tendency of Arch Linux helps us to achieve a low latency/high quality playback on a computer that is considered somehow outdated in today's world. Furthermore, we're going demonstrate the obvious fact that GNU/Linux has already reached the maturity suitable for (semi-)professional audio needs. The project for myself was a bit of stretch and needed a lot of trial-and-error efforts since I was totally new to the whole idea. However the final result is quite superb and amazing:

"Honestly, The idea of buying an audio interface came to me quite unexpectedly as I was initially looking for a rather basic solid-state amplifier for my newly bought Guitar. However, all that changed when I found this nearly new Guitar Rig Kontrol unit at a very tempting price. Just for the record, Guitar Rig Kontrol is an audio interface/pedalboard that pairs with an accompanying software called Guitar Rig Pro to make a solid bass and electric guitar solution"

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