Are you a multimedia professional tired of using different tools for different purposes? Do you want a single platform that can handle audio, video, graphics, and more? Look no further than Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”, the latest release of the multimedia production platform that has everything you need.
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What’s new in Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”
Audio: PipeWire and Studio Controls
In this release, Ubuntu Studio has switched to PipeWire as the default sound server, but it’s not recommended for professional audio.
Studio Controls is not included by default, fear not, though, as you can install
ubuntustudio-pulseaudio-settings to access Studio Controls, which is no longer included by default.
With Studio Controls, you can configure your audio setup to your heart’s content and enjoy professional-grade audio production that will make your ears sing.
RaySession: Upgraded and Ready to Go
RaySession, the session manager for JACK audio, has been upgraded to version 0.13.0 in Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”. With this upgrade, you can now manage your audio sessions even more efficiently and focus on what matters most – your creative work.
Carla: The Ultimate Audio Plugin Host
Carla, the ultimate audio plugin host for Linux, has also been upgraded to version 2.5.4 in this release. With Carla, you can load VST, LV2, and LADSPA plugins, and use them in your audio projects with ease.
Whether you’re a musician, a sound designer, or a producer, Carla has everything you need to take your audio production to the next level.
Audacity: A Powerful Audio Editor
Audacity, the open-source audio editor that’s been a favorite of multimedia professionals for years, has been upgraded to version 3.2.4 in Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”. With Audacity, you can easily edit, record, and mix audio and create professional-grade projects that impress your clients and colleagues.
Ardour: The Digital Audio Workstation You Need
Ardour, the digital audio workstation that’s been the go-to choice of professional audio engineers and musicians for years, has been upgraded to version 7.3.0 in this release. With Ardour, you can record, edit, and mix audio with precision and power and create projects that will stand the test of time.
Patchance: A New Arrival
Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” also introduces a new arrival: Patchance 1.0.0. Patchance is a new patch management system that makes managing your audio patches easier and saves time and effort. With Patchance, you can create and save your own patches and share them with the world.
Graphics: Krita, Darktable, and digiKam
On the graphics side, Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” has some significant upgrades.
Krita, the open-source painting program that artists and illustrators love has been upgraded to version 5.1.5. In contrast, Darktable, the open-source photography workflow application that photographers and editors love has been upgraded to version 4.2.1.
DigiKam, the open-source photo management application loved by photographers and hobbyists alike, has also been upgraded to version 8.0.0 Beta. With these upgrades, you can enjoy even more power and flexibility in your graphics production.
Video: Blender and Kdenlive
Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” offers two powerful tools for video production: Blender and Kdenlive. Blender, the open-source 3D creation software loved by animators and visual effects artists, has been upgraded to version 3.1.1.
With Blender, you can create stunning 3D animations and visual effects that will take your projects to the next level.
Kdenlive, the open-source video editor loved by video editors and YouTubers, has been upgraded to version 22.12.3. With Kdenlive, you can easily edit and mix videos and create professional-grade projects that impress your clients and followers.
OBS Studio: Upgraded to 29.0.2
OBS Studio, the popular open-source software for live streaming and recording, has been upgraded to version 29.0.2 in Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”. With this upgrade, you can enjoy improved performance and stability, as well as new features like support for virtual cameras on Windows and Linux.
Freeshow: Upgraded to 0.8.0
Freeshow, the open-source software for controlling LED light shows, has also been upgraded to version 0.8.0 in this release. With Freeshow, you can create stunning light shows for concerts, events, and performances, and bring your creative vision to life.
Q Light Controller Plus: Upgraded to 4.12.6
Q Light Controller Plus, the open-source software for controlling lighting systems, has also been upgraded to version 4.12.6 in this release. With Q Light Controller Plus, you can control DMX, Art-Net, and other lighting protocols, and create stunning lighting effects for concerts, events, and performances.
The Ubuntu Studio Experience
All of these tools and upgrades come together in Ubuntu Studio 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” to offer a multimedia production platform that’s second to none. Whether you’re a musician, a filmmaker, a photographer, or a graphic artist, Ubuntu Studio has everything you need to create professional-grade projects that will stand out from the crowd. And with the new “Lunar Lobster” release, the Ubuntu Studio experience is better than ever.