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Is anyone running Presonus on Linux? Specifically Linux Mint 17?

+17 votes
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asked Feb 3, 2016 in Studio One 3 by reedsong (220 points)
I am currently running Windows 7/64 with 6 gigs of ram, Intel Dual core i5. Runs beautifully, but I'm thinking of migrating to Linux Mint 17 because I am tired of upgrading windows and I don't like moving to Windows 10.

Does anyone run Presonus on Linux?

5 Answers

–7 votes
answered Feb 4, 2016 by DominicB (10,100 points)
Currently, Presonus products aren't supported on the Linux format. Although there are ASIO drivers and some of our class compliant devices may work on the Linux platform, our software is specifically developed for the the Mac OSX and Windows platforms.
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answered Sep 2, 2016 by idontwanttoregister (160 points)
I can't get my firestudio mobile to work on Ubuntu.  What I find in the Linux forums (AVLinux, Ubuntu Studio, Alsa) is that PreSonus won't help developers with info to make drivers but other brands do work 'out of the box' on Linux.  It's a shame because the audio development community could handle it if PS would support them.  Like you, I won't go to W10.  I'm weaning myself off Windows and using Ubuntu for my normal use but W7 (dual boot) to record.  This was also an experiment in testing Linux audio, but it seems I got the wrong equipment because I cannot reasonably test the Linux software because...

Look around here:  http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/faq/start#qis_my_hardwaresoundcard_supported_in_the_linux_os
0 votes
answered Oct 18, 2017 by alfoveryland (140 points)
I'm running Ubuntu.Studio 17. Ardour5 comes with this Linux distribution. I'm using my StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer together with Ardour5 with JACK driver. Works very well.
https://ardour.org/
+2 votes
answered Dec 3, 2017 by johntatum1 (1,180 points)
The votes on this question should be merged with http://answers.presonus.com/22670/pro-audio-interface-drivers as they are essentially the same question.
+5 votes
answered Mar 2, 2018 by charlesgibbs (350 points)

@ PRESONUS. After all this time one would expect that Presonus would have at least tried to support linux, especially with all of us that have the pro versions, I am having to use two different computers to do my editing of audio and video on as studio one does not work on linux but Da Vinci Resolve does, and that comes from Black Magic Design one of the biggest video, Camera and studio equipment manufacturers even they cottoned on to the need to have their products work on Linux, I would move all my PC's over to Linux if Presonus would just catch a wake up call, I wonder how many times they have to be asked, people are getting fed up with windows and allot of us in 3rd world countries can't all afford macs, Come on Presonus! What is it going to take to get you to start working on a Linux version can you imagine how many people would go over to linux just for that fact, and, how much more clientele you will have if you do, I think people are giving up on this as you just do not even try, PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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