Some distro’s are designed for audio (such as Ubuntu Studio). A further list of distros is at: It is beyond the scope of this document to compare these distros.

Sound card (I/O) support:

Support for professional sound I/O is limited on Linux. However there are some excellent options available at various price ranges. Normally, no driver or configuration is needed to use a sound card if it is supported by your distro. It is important to choose a distro that has good pro-audio support.

Unfortunately, support must be determined on a per-device basis. The ALSA project provides a fairly comprehensive list of USB, PCI, and built-in devices. There is a separate list of FireWire devices. When in doubt, check with your distribution’s documentation, user forums, or support.

Downloading and Installing Mixbus:

After your purchase, you will receive a link to download the installation package. You must first unzip the package using your desktop’s archive utility.

Once unzipped, a folder will appear with the installer ( On most systems, you can double-click the .run file in your file browser. If that doesn’t work, then you can launch Terminal, navigate to the download directory, and run the installer manually by typing: ./Mixbus_(whatever).run

The installer will prompt you to uninstall previous versions. The installer will check the suitability of your system for real time audio, and report any problems that it finds.

Continue to Download and Install the License File


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