Bitwig Studio is a professional digital audio workstation (DAW) that happens to be cross-platform. Although it isn’t free, for those who want to use a Linux-friendly DAW with a predictable workflow (similar to Ableton), look no further. I’m not sponsored by Bitwig, I simply enjoy recording and making music with this wonderful program.
They support Linux (specifically Ubuntu / Debian based distros that use .deb packages), Windows and MacOS. I found a script on GitHub that did the job for me when installing Bitwig on Fedora however it is no longer maintained so I decided to improve it and add some things.
If you’re on Fedora Workstation, you can simply run the command below and it will download the necessary packages and install Bitwig Studio for you. If you don’t have a license, you can use the demo which gives you access to everything but you can’t export your projects.
The way this script works is it first installs any dependencies that are missing (e.g. JACK, dpkg) and then fetches the latest version of Bitwig Studio from their website. It automatically scrapes the website for the latest version and downloads that. It also create a shortcut on your system so you can launch it.
Run this one-liner:
cd /tmp && wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/berkiyo/bitwig-fedora/master/install.sh && chmod 777 install.sh && ./install.sh
You can follow my project repository if you want to stay up-to-date on any changes. You can also inspect the script before you run it.
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