RT kernel recommendation for audio production?

I’ve finally finished my setup, the new 5.8 kernel works great with nvidia-dkms & virtualbox-dkms …
but I still need a second (RT or lowlatency) kernel for audio production, any linux-rt recommendation which work w/ my dkms stuff?

should I use the dvzrv kernel?

Server = https://pkgbuild.com/~dvzrv/repo/$arch


RT Kernel is not that necessary in most cases this days, at least with my experience (unless you heavily use midi perhaps).

But there’s only one way to find out :slight_smile:
Maybe with your hardware / audio interface you’ll benefit with RT, most likely not.

Much more important steps for pro audio are:

  1. Route all audio through JACK

  2. https://github.com/raboof/realtimeconfigquickscan

    Run as:

    perl ./realTimeConfigQuickScan.pl

    Use this script and all of it’s recommendations (except maybe CPU Governors & RT Kernel)

Also if you need help with running Windows VSTs or giving ideas on compatibility - PM me, i’ll give you some ideas / advises, because i’m making huge project on personal testing about ~2000 of them with Wine, that may greatly help.

Project itself is not yet public really, but will be once i’m done testing :wink: