Waveform 9 turns the Rasp Pi into a recording studio

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Article from Issue 220/2019

The Rasp Pi has enough performance to serve as a small digital audio workstation. Waveform 9 provides the necessary software.

Tracktion.com has been selling suites for music production – Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) – for many years. Waveform 8 was the first Tracktion DAW that supported the ARM processor used with the Raspberry Pi. Since Spring 2018, the new Waveform 9 for the Rasp Pi (Figure 1) has proven that the experiment is a success.

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To download and activate Waveform 9, visit the Marketplace section of Tracktion's website [1], for which you need an account. You'll need to purchase a license for $109 – around EUR93.50.

The virtual instruments and effects are only available for Linux on the x86 platform. However, the Rasp Pi variant contains all internal instruments and effects. You can install the Debian package for Waveform with dpkg -i on Ubuntu MATE for the Rasp Pi (see box entitled "Setup").


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