Tango Studio

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A complete Live (GNU/LINUX) distribution for amateur musicians and expert musicians

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Tango Studio is an open source distribution of Linux that offers a suite of some of the best open source applications that are pre-configured and optimized for audio creation tasks. It is based on Debian GNU/Linux and includes a real-time PAE kernel, the MATE desktop environment, ALSA, JACK2, and multiarch support.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVDs

This Debian-based operating system for audio production can be downloaded as Live DVD ISO images of approximately 2GB in size, which have been engineered to support the 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386) instruction set architectures. Keep in mind that you must deploy these ISO images to DVD discs or USB sticks in order to boot them from the BIOS of the PC.

Boot options

The boot menu of the Live DVDs is quite simple and minimal, allowing the user to start the live environment with a realtime kernel, directly start the text-mode or graphical installers, start the live session in failsafe mode, as well as to view detailed information about you computer’s hardware components.

Beautiful, fast and traditional desktop environment powered by MATE

The distribution’s default and only desktop environment is MATE, which offers a traditional, fast and beautified graphical session with a dark grey theme and a two-panel layout. While the bottom panel is used for quick interaction with running apps, the top panel is the easiest way for you to launch preinstalled programs.

Include a plethora of open source applications for audio production tasks

Some of the best open source applications for audio production are included in this Debian-based operating system, such as audio and MIDI sequencers, loopers, live tools, mixers, effects, recorders, sound file editors, sound card controllers, synthesizers and samplers.

Bottom line

Summing up, Tango Studio is a decent operating system for audio production tasks, that uses a classic desktop environment and some of the best open source multimedia applications seen anywhere.

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