I have an iRig pre-amp for my electric guitar. Can I use it in Ubuntu? What software I need?
AmpliTube works perfectly in Xubuntu via Wine.
“WineASIO provides an ASIO to JACK driver for WINE. ASIO is the most common Windows low-latency driver, so is commonly used in audio workstation programs.”
Install Wine and Jack:
sudo apt-get install wine jackd qjackctl
Install WineAsio .deb
Download and install this package
wget http://www.lucamazzilli.it/downloads/wineasio_0.9.0-1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i wineasio_0.9.0-1_i386.deb
sudo apt-get install libjack-dev
sudo apt-get install libjack-jackd2-dev
Download and extract
wget http://leaseweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/wineasio/wineasio-0.9.0.tar.gz tar -zxvf wineasio-* cd wineasio
Get the source asio.h (file:asio.h http://sourceforge.net/projects/wineasio/files/wineasio-0.9.0.tar.gz/) than copy to your source folder and:
sudo make install
if you get an error like this:
exmple@pc:~/wineasio$ sudo make install if [ -d /usr/lib32/wine ]; then cp wineasio.dll.so /usr/lib32/wine; else cp wineasio.dll.so /usr/lib/wine; fi
just copy wineasio.dll.so on the correct folder in old fashioned way:
sudo cp wineasio.dll.so /usr/lib32/wine
sudo cp wineasio.dll.so /usr/lib/wine
You must register wine library
Configure Wine to use alsa and jack
select audio tab, than pick Jack Driver and Alsa Driv.
As you say your preamp is USB, here is how I use my USB preamp in Ubuntu.
First you need
jack to control the interface
sudo apt-get install qjackctl jackd
Rakarrack as the amp simulator
sudo apt-get install rakarrack
For setup run
dash and set it up with your usb device in the
interface section and your speakers as the
output, then tweak the other settings to your liking, here are my settings
You may also need to click
qjackctl and connect the
input to the
output, this can be done in just a click or two.
qjackctl and run
qjackctl MUST run first), if you set your interfaces correctly that should be all you need, you will here your guitar from the speakers and can use
Rakarrack to set up some nice tones ;)
To properly use any audio interface with Linux, you first of all need a working ALSA driver. You may already be out of luck with the iRig there. If you have
sudo apt-get install alsa-firmware-loaders
And you connect the interface but it doesn't show up in Pulseaudio (or
aplay -l), then I'm afraid it's likely going to be very hard to get it to work on Ubuntu at all. You may consider getting some other interface with reliable ALSA drivers.
If the interface does show up, then you should next get jack to do the patching.
sudo apt-get install qjackctl
Finally, you'll want some way to process the signal. For sure, this can be done with the big commercial programs like Guitar Rig, Amplitude, or (better) BiasFX, iZotope Trash... but I'd think twice before Wine-infiltrating a Linux install with such closed-source behemoths.
Before you do so, I'd recommend you check out Pure Data. It's completely different from those programs – not at all specialised at simulating existing guitar amps/pedals; instead it gives you really nice ways to design completely new sound effects, completely from scratch. (But, this is definitely nothing for quickly getting some impressive standard sould; perhaps Rakarrack will serve you if that's what you want.)