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Gentoo Studio consists of two major approaches to setting up a digital audio workstation based on Gentoo Linux: a set of manual install and configuration instructions, and a stage4 tarball with instructions to install a ready-to-go Gentoo digital audio workstation. The manual install will help you understand how a Linux audio workstation is built from the ground up and give you the most flexibility from the beginning. The stage4 tarball is there if you want a source-based Linux DAW but don't really care about learning how it's built - or already know. The choice is yours.
Gentoo Studio is not for everyone. If you just want to quickly get a Linux audio workstation up and running, I recommend KXStudio or AV Linux. Some people like Ubuntu Studio, but Ubuntu Studio is a general media workstation that includes graphics production, while the former two lean more toward audio. Gentoo Studio is only intended for audio production. (That includes audio-for-video.)
Gentoo Studio is for you if:
Gentoo Studio has a sticky in the Multimedia section of forums.gentoo.org. (FGO.) Please post there if you need help or have any questions.
Before beginning either a manual install or a stage4 install, please make sure you are using a machine that does not contain any data you wish to keep, and that meets th e following criteria:
The "g" logo in the background is a variant of the "Ripples Gentoo" logo found at http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/artwork/artwork.xml. This logo was modified under the CC-BY-SA license under which the Ripples Gentoo logo was published.
Naturally, you are responsible for your own computer. Back up your data and all that, because I have nothing to do with the contents of your hard drive.
I'd like to thank NeddySeagoon, for his general encouragement of my endeavours in trying to show everyone how well audio production on a Gentoo machine can work, all the people who hang out in #gentoo and #gentoo-chat, and everyone who has ever informed me that my guide has helped them. That means a lot!
I would like to keep this real: I didn't invent anything. All I did was put stuff I learned, from various sources over time, into one place and eventually combined it into a guide endemic to Gentoo Linux.