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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

KXStudio is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a collection of applications and plugins for professional audio production. Besides developing a complete operating system on a live DVD, the project also provides a custom set of audio applications and utilities (such as a full-featured audio plugin host and a JACK patch bay), a wide range of open-source audio plugins and Linux ports, and software repositories compatible with the Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu distributions.

Average visitor rating: 8.85/10 from 13 review(s).

KXStudio Summary
Distribution KXStudio
Home Page http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=47
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors https://github.com/KXStudio/KXStudio/releases/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2017-06-11: Distribution Release: KXStudio 14.04.5
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Feature 14.04.5
Release Date 2017-06-10
End Of Life 2019-04
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-1800
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop KDE
Package Management DEB
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems  
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 14.04.5
Package 14.04.5
abiword (3.0.4) --
alsa-lib (
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.3
bind (9.15.6) --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) --
cups (2.3.1) 1.7.2
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.4
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.9
firefox (71.0) 53.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.5.2
gcc (9.2.0) 4.8.2
gimp (2.10.14) 2.8.10
glibc (2.30) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.2) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.46) --
grub (2.04) 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 3.10.8
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.48.4
k3b (19.12.0) 2.0.2
kmod (26) 15
krita (  
libreoffice (6.3.4) 4.2.8
linux (5.4.3) 3.13
Package 14.04.5
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.11) --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) --
mesa (19.3.0) 10.1.3
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.2) --
NVIDIA (440.44) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13.0.1) --
openssh (8.1p1) --
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.1f
perl (5.30.1) 5.18.2
php (7.4.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) 4.11.11
postfix (3.4.8) --
postgresql (12.1) --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.6
qt (5.14.0) 4.8.5
samba (4.11.3) 4.3.11
systemd (244) 204
thunderbird (68.3.0) 38.4.0
vim (8.2) 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 2.1.6
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.15.1

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-29
Votes: 1

Incredibly Useful for audio freaks like me. I'm running a Focusrite 18i20 (USB 2.0) and it auto connects all the I Os when I start up Jack / Alsa/ midi in Cadence. The sound is off until you start up jack alsa midi in Cadence, got to remember that part.. Pulse Audio is not even installed which is fine for low latency audio/video work. Like I said I do pro audio/video.
I wish there was an upgrade but this is still working great. What super duper plug ins for Ardour. I use the autotune plugin/ love the Calf plugins in general.

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-29
Votes: 2

tried this distro in order to get my old Alesis Multimix16 Firewire to work (in ubuntustudio jack/alsa didn't recognize the in/out channels. The device itself showed up as "DICE" device and its friendly name "Alesis Multimix".

In KXStudio after configuring jack to the firewire driver everything worked out of the box, though the device did not show up at any place (aplay -l, cat /proc/asound/cards etc).

Great stuff!

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-18
Votes: 4

KXStudio and their have contributed greatly by creating apps of their own and that's the main reason I tried KXStudio!

Everything works out of the box and I'm currently making my own songs that hopefully I'll release some day! =D

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