Hello. I got recently Scaler 2 and I would like to let you know that it runs fine in Bitwig Linux using yabridge and its recommended wine version in Xubuntu 22.10. No issues at all so far, in Module 1 of the course. To use Scaler 2 with a synth VST is extra simple : simply put the synth on the same track after Scaler 2.
Apart from all the useful greatness of Scaler 2 one function I really like is the capacity to record MIDI with the rhythm that’s being played while recording, and to drag the result on Bitwig. Bitwig in turn will create a track and add a Polysynth by default.
The only thing I had to do was to specify the path to the internal instruments. During installation I indicated another drive where to store the instruments but Scaler 2 did not remember it once installed, so there were no internal instruments.
FWIW, this is not the behaviour under windows. I have the sounds store on a separate drive, and the location is retained when a new instance is started up.
Just to make it clear : this is not a recurring problem. Each instance remembers where the instruments are. The problem was that the specified location during the installation was not remembered by the application, so there were no instruments found. After manually specifying it in the settings all was fine.
Hi @mevla , welcome to the Scaler forum! And thanks for the headsup on Bitwig/Scaler/Linux. I have been an avid Bitwig user for a while, and if Windows keeps annoying me much more, I might take the leap and go Linux…
Hello Bernd. Bitwig is indeed great on the creative side. Moreover, this is one of the two DAWs available natively for Linux so it was a natural choice since I run Linux both at work and at home since 2000. I used to mix using Mixbus32C by Harrison - also runs natively in Linux - which is also very nice for mixing tracks - not so much for the creation phase in my opinion. Linux today is very much like Windows, less the problems associated with Windows. Distributions like Ubuntu or Xubuntu (differs by the desktop manager they use) are very user-friendly. The only thing for music creation would be to configure the audio interface for an optimum run, and to install yabridge and wine (Windows software emulator) to run WIndows plugins. Please note that not all Windows plugins run easily in that setup, especially perhaps the complex ones and the ones requiring iLok. Since I did not run any music creation software in Wndows prior to switching t Linux, I had no software to cling to that absolutely needs to run under Linux. This said, I run all Melda Production, all Voxengo, all U-he synths (native Linux), some Rob Papen (Blue3, Go2, Predator2, Blade2), some IK Multimedia like Modo Bass, Sample Tank, all Sugar Bytes, some Image Line plugins (Harmor, Morphine, Sakura, Harmless), and some other plugins. For me it’s more than enough to create music.