Ubuntu Studio made and is making a great work into implementing and easy to use and totally useful GNU/Linux distro for sound-creation, on professional level.
It so easy that it’s not necessary to know about GNU/Linux, JACK, ALSA or any software of that kind to run the distro.
But here’s the even greater point: Studio Controls, the JACK management tool from Ubuntu Studio distro, can be installed on any Ubuntu derived distro, with perfect results.
So installing Studio Controls into Linux Mint, any Ubuntu and so on, brings the user a functional system for sound-creation.
I suppose that what that package make is to run some scripts for configurations and then the UI for controlling JACK and its bridges.
Pro-Sound on Manjaro
To achieve a professional sound-creation environment on Manjaro or any other Arch based distro, the most easy way is to install
Cadence-tools manually, and edit some configuration files, enter user in audio group and so on.
This is not very easy for common users who only want to have a useful system.
Bring Studio Controls into Manjaro (and other Arch based distros)
This would ease a lot the process to have a functional system without manually setting it up.
Some users tested installing Studio Controls on such distros, unsuccesfully; in my opinion, due to the architecture and files to modify are different to those Ubuntu based distros.
As said, I suppose it’s about:
- Installing some dependencies (need to identify all of them on Manjaro)
- Executing some scripts to modify configuration files (need to identify the needed changes for Arch based distros)
- Giving user some privileges and entering it into audio group
So how difficult is to bring Studio Controls into Manjaro?