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Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

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Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme (read the release notes to learn more). This walkthrough shows how to install it.

1 Applications

This is a small excerpt of the applications that come with Ubuntu Studio 7.04:

Audio Programs

  • Ardour2 - Free software hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application

  • Wired - Audio creation program, helps to compose, record, edit and mix sounds (similar to Apple's GarageBand)
  • Hydrogen - Advanced drum machine
  • Rosegarden - Advanced MIDI sequencer
  • TerminatorX - Scratch audio files like a DJ does records
  • BEAST - Modular synthesis and composition
  • JACK - Audio connection kit for Linux

Graphics Programs

  • GIMP - Free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop

  • Blender - Program for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering
  • Inkscape - Vector graphics editor application
  • Agave - Intuitive color schemer
  • Scribus - Desktop publishing and page layout
  • Synfig - Film-quality 2D vector animation
  • FontForge - Postscript font editor

Video Programs

  • Kino - Free digital video editor

  • Cinepaint - Frame by frame retouching tool
  • Pitivi - Linear video editor
  • Stopmotion - Create stop motion videos

2 Installing Ubuntu Studio

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