Enterprise Linux Digital Audio Workstation - Eldaw

Eldaw is a repository of digital audio and music software packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and derivatives such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

Repository installation

Eldaw has an ‘eldaw-release’ package that includes gpg keys for package signing and repository information. Installing this package for your Enterprise Linux version should allow you to use normal tools such as yum to install packages and their dependencies.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and CentOS 8

yum install https://download.teknik.tv/pub/eldaw/eldaw-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

Audio setup for JACK

JACK is a low-latency audio server, written primarily for the Linux operating system.

yum install jack-audio-connection-kit

JACK operates with special real-time privileges. You must add all JACK users to the jackuser group.

usermod -a -G jackuser your-username


Qjackctl provides a simple GUI dialog for setting several JACK daemon parameters and a way to control the status of the audio server daemon.

yum install qjackctl


a2jmidid is an application that bridges between the system MIDI ports and JACK.

yum install a2jmidid

This is done by starting the JACK server, then going to the command line and typing:

a2jmidid -e

JACK support for the PulseAudio sound server

This module implements a PulseAudio sink that connects to JACK.

yum install pulseaudio-module-jack

Load module-jack-sink and select “Jack sink” for sound output in GNOME sound settings.

pactl load-module module-jack-sink


Digital audio workstations and applications.


Ardour is a multi-channel digital audio workstation.

yum install ardour5 ardour5-audiobackend-alsa


Rosegarden is a professional audio and MIDI sequencer.

yum install rosegarden4


Audio plugins and tools.


Calf Studio Gear is a set of open source LV2 plugins for the Linux platform.

yum install calf lv2-calf-plugins


ZynAddSubFX is a software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instrument sounds.

yum install zynaddsubfx zynaddsubfx-lv2

Dragonfly Reverb

Dragonfly Reverb is a bundle of two audio effects: a concert hall reverb and a room reverb.

yum install dragonfly-reverb lv2-dragonfly-reverb-plugins


Helm is a polyphonic synthesizer. You use it to create electronic music on your computer.

yum install helm lv2-helm-plugins


Geonkick is a synthesizer that can synthesize elements of percussion.

yum install geonkick lv2-geonkick-plugins


Carla is a fully-featured modular audio plugin host.

yum install Carla lv2-carla


A library to load SFZ description files and use them to render music.

yum install sfizz lv2-sfizz-plugins


LinVst is a Wine-based VST bridge, that allows for the use of Windows VST audio plugins with Linux VST hosts.

yum install linvst

Use linvst.so from /usr/share/linvst/linvst.so.


Soundfounts and instruments.


yum install fluid-soundfont-gm

PersonalCopy Lite

yum install PersonalCopy-Lite-soundfont

Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 Community Edition

yum install chamber-orchestra-2-ce-soundfont

Yamaha Disklavier Pro Grand Piano

yum install yamaha-disklavier-pro-grand-piano-soundfont

Salamander Grand Piano

yum install salamander-grand-piano-soundfont

FreePats General MIDI sound sets

yum install freepats-soundfont-gm-sf2 freepats-soundfont-gm-sfz


Education and games.

Piano Booster

PianoBooster is a fun way of playing along with a musical accompaniment and at the same time learning the basics of reading musical notation.

yum install pianobooster


Minuet aims at supporting students and teachers in many aspects of music education.

yum install minuet