Linux audio forums, IRC channels, mailing lists, and wikis

This page could/should be split into multiple pages. In case it stays a single page, it should be renamed to something like 'linux_audio_places'. Also, a podcast page/section should probably be added.


General Linux audio support forums

Distribution-specific support forums

  • Musix support (Spanish - Português - Français - Català - English - Italian - Russian)
kvraudio site for locating VST/VSTi plugins vst and_now_for_something_rather_different forum documentation , , ,
LinuxMAO “a French-speaking wiki for worldwide Linux audio users” forum wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
LinuxMusicians forum An active community of Linux Musicians forum and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Studio Forum - Linux support/discussion forum in Swedish and Norwegian for newcomers to Linux audio forum and_now_for_something_rather_different ,

IRC channels

When using IRC, please be patient. It might be night in other countries and people from there might not be online, or online and AFK, or simply busy. One usually just writes one's question there, and if someone knows an answer, you will usually recieve it in up to half an hour (usually 5-10 minutes).


For general Linux audio help

Distro- and program-specific help

  • #kxstudio
  • #ubuntustudio
  • #archaudio
  • #alsa
  • #ardour
  • #ardour-mixbus
  • #cardinal
  • #dataflow (for PureData)
  • #jack
  • #laborejo
  • #ladi
  • #librazik
  • #lilypond
  • #linuxsampler
  • #lmms
  • #musescore
  • #non

General Linux and hardware help

  • #ubuntu (support channel of what is currently the most popular Linux distribution)
  • #linux (requires you to register your nick)
  • ##hardware
  • #nvidia, #nouveau, #radeon, #ati, #intel-gfx, #bumblebee, #poulsbo (graphics card support channels)

Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are a somewhat old method of communication, but quite popular out here - particularly among developers, but is also used by users. You need to register with them to post a message, but you can read the archives (i.e. all messages being posted) without registering.

Linux Audio Announcements a mostly one-way email list to publish announcements. * <… ,
Linux Audio Developers the infamous mailinglist: * <> - Direct link * <h… ,
Linux Audio Tuning The linux-audio tuning (LAT) mailing list is to help GNU/Linux distribution maintainers and other interested users to share information on s… ,
Linux Audio User the famous mailinglist: * <> - Direct link * <http://… ,
Linux Audio Developers the LAD list is dedicated to “discussion of topics relevant to audio under Linux, with an accent on development issues” mailing_list … ,
Linux Audio Users a mail-list for people focused on using rather than hacking Linux audio applications mailing_list and_now_for_something_rather_different ,

Other wikis

ALSA Wiki unofficial wiki about ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Audacity Wiki * <> wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
LiLAQ: Information on Linux Audio Quality The purpose of this site was to provide as much information as possible about how to get high quality sound on a Linu… , , ,
Linux Artist a resource for artists (including the sonic types) using Linux wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux VST/VSTi Compatibility Page wiki vst dead_link and_now_for_something_rather_different , , ,
LinuxMAO “a French-speaking wiki for worldwide Linux audio users” forum wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Pd Wiki wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different unmaintained , , wiki-based site for “unconventional computer and electronic art” wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
wiki/places2.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/01 23:21 by gootz