Linux and eLicenser

Well, let me introduce myself first. I’m a 24-year old software developer (freelancer), also I have a hobby. I like to write orchestral music in my free time, but I can’t do this in full on my main operating system. I should use old Edirol Orchestral or “shitty” SFZ libraries that don’t sound good.

I have written to VSL (Vienna Symphonic Library) and asked them about the possibility of VSL to come on Linux. And they said that they could compile their plug-ins for Linux, but there is no sense because eLCC doesn’t work on Linux. So, what about giving us this opportunity? I don’t ask you to port your music software products on Linux because I understand that’s a really expensive task. But I don’t think that bringing eLCC on Linux and supporting of USB eLicenser it’s so hard. I hate Windows 10 because of its annoying behavior :angry: Updating when the system wants, rebooting when the system wants, and so on.

So, please, do this for us. Bring eLCC and USB eLicenser support on Linux. Allow us to create without limits :smiley:

Well, as I see there are several threads on the forum when the users are asking for Linux support by Steinberg products, but I think they don’t understand that porting such products is hard and time-consuming. But no one is even write something in this thread about my propose. So, any Linux users on this forum, do you really think that Steinberg will ever support Linux on their big products if you aren’t asking them for supporting of small products? Let’s motivate them to come on Linux, let’s show them that we are ready to pay for their products, and we aren’t a strange “crackers” that want to get free software, but we just people who love Linux for its freedom.

I dont think Steinberg/Yamaha understand whats going on. Many film studios with big rendering farms move to linux environments for it’s superior performance. Audio processing is also a part of the flow, you need linux support have a piece of this cake. But I also think the model with Ilok/elicenser won’t be suitable either.

The only opportunity I see is to develop a free alternative of Kontakt sampler available for all platforms because most libraries use it. But I’m not sure it will worth it.

I support the bring Steinberg to the Linux movement.
Even I wish that Steinberg forks its product to fit into Linux and be usable for Linux userbase as well

We’ve been discussing Cubase for Linux since 2014 but many are opposed to the option.

I don’t know of a single studio with big rendering farms that is also running DAWs on linux. As far as I know it’s all Windows or OSX for audio.

And yeah, I’m pretty sure Steinberg and Yamaha are very aware of what’s going on.

The picture part is moving. Audio will follow for convenience and efficiency. In a few year it will moved to cloud for smaller studios that can not have their own farms. I dont think a the DAW will move however you need to deliver your work to something that fits to the rendering facility. For music it might be good enough with steams, however the sound effect part will require a lot more.

No, you’re wrong.

The work is split out when the projects get large. VFX work gets done not just by employees at Universal (or Disney or whatever) but Weta etc. They have their own infrastructure. If they need audio assets they’re either going to get Pro Tools sessions in .ptx format (or Nuendo .npr projects), or they’re going to get audio files. Both are platform agnostic.

When it comes to actual recording, sound design and re-recording it’s pretty much all Pro Tools, and none of it Linux.

The idea that a big company would switch over “for convenience” just doesn’t seem likely at all.

I don’t also think that such giants like Steinberg, Yamaha, NI, and others ever will start to develop for Linux. It’s not the point for them because their main customers are using Windows or OSX, and don’t plan to switch to Linux. I also don’t know any commercial DAW, except BitWig, that support Linux in their main line of development. Yes, Reaper (honestly not big DAW) has added the experimental support for Linux, but I’m afraid it may be discarded in the near future. We can hope, but it’s just hope and nothing bigger =)