Linux News Today: Puppy Linux-Based Studio 13.37 Aims to Be the Ultimate Pro Audio Distro – Gallery
The developers of the Studio 13.37 GNU/Linux operating system based on Puppy Linux have recently announced the release of version 2.3 of their distribution targeted at professional audio use.
Powered by the long-term supported, real-time Linux 4.1.12 kernel, Studio 13.37 2.3 adds support for the brand new Line 6 audio devices, such as the popular POD HD500X, introduces a set of new wallpapers and desktop themes, and updates the REAPER script for automatic installation and configuration of the OS to version 5.0.4.
Studio 13.37 2.3 also comes with the Helm synthesizer, Infamous, x42, and ArtyFX plugins, support for displaying music quotes in the terminal emulator, support for the America/Pacific timezone (enabled by default for new installations), and various new eye-candy effects for the dock.
“Slick, stylish, and modern, with advanced technologies under the hood like a realtime kernel and automatic system tuning at boot, Studio 13.37 pushes the limits of what a Linux-based pro audio studio can do,” write the developers. “Updates available for existing users. To purchase, visit the Studio 13.37 website.”
Many software packages have been updated
Among the updated software, we can mention Ardour 4.4, Rosegarden 15.08, Qtractor 0.7.0, Guitarix 0.33.0, Zynaddsubfx 2.5.1, Aqualung 1.0, Calf 0.0.60 Pre5, Rtirq 20150216, Adobe Flash Player 11.2, as well as Wine 1.7.51 and PlayOnLinux 4.2.9 for installing and running Windows applications.
Last but not least, the distribution now features the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client and provides experimental support for Macintosh computers. Studio 13.37 is now a free operating system, and you will need to pay the sum of $74.99 (€70) for a USB flash drive containing the latest version of the distribution.
Alternatively, you can pay $49.99 (€47) for the digital download, as a Live ISO image that you can install on either a USB flash drive or a CD disc. More details can be found on the project’s website. Below we’ve attached a free screenshot of the Studio 13.37 2.3 release.