64 Studio is a collection of software for digital content creation on
x86_64 hardware (AMD’s 64-bit CPUs and Intel’s
EM64T chips). It’s based
on the pure 64 bit port of Debian
GNU/Linux, but with a specialised package selection and lots
It has a custom kernel with realtime patches applied, some
pre-configuration and a custom package selection designed to meet the
needs of creative desktop users.
Founded by Daniel James, one of the Debian
developers on the Multimedia
team, 64 Studio is designed to be installed to a hard disk, and for the
distro to be ready to use in under 30 minutes.
Notable inclusions in the distro are:
- a professional audio and MIDI sequencer, score
editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
Hydrogen - an advanced drum machine with the goal of
professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming to
JAMin - the JACK Audio Connection Kit (JACK) Audio
interface. JAMin is an open source application designed to perform
professional audio mastering of stereo input streams.
Ardour - a digital audio workstation. You can use it to
edit and mix multi-track audio.
Jack - a low-latency audio server. It can connect a number
different applications to an audio device, as well as allowing them to
share audio between themselves
64 Studio 2.0
is available for download free of charge; technical support at rates
not yet determined
32-bit edition for legacy PC