The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu Studio 21.10, code-named “Impish Indri”. This marks Ubuntu Studio’s 30th release. This release is a regular release, and as such it is supported for nine months until July 2022.
Since it’s just out, you may experience some issues, so you might want to wait a bit before upgrading. Please see the release notes for a complete list of changes and known issues.
You can download Ubuntu Studio 21.10 from our download page.
If you find Ubuntu Studio useful, please consider making a contribution.
Due to the change in desktop environment that started after the release of 20.04 LTS, direct upgrades from supported releases prior to 21.04 are not supported.
We have had anecdotal reports of successful upgrades from 20.04 LTS (Xfce desktop) to later releases (Plasma desktop), but this will remain at your own risk.
Instructions for upgrading are included in the release notes.
New This Release
This release includes Plasma 5.22.5, the full-featured desktop environment made by KDE. The theming uses the Materia theme and icons are Papirus icons.
Studio Controls has seen further development as its own independent project and has been updated to version 2.2.7. This version has an all-new layout and features, including JACK over network and MIDI over network.
Ardour has been updated to version 6.9 and includes a ton of bugfixes and enhancements. For more information, check out the official release announcement.
Other Notable Updates
Carla has been upgraded to version 2.4.0 Full release announcement at kx.studio.
Included this cycle is OBS Studio 27.0.1, which includes support for the upcoming (currently experimental) Wayland compositor via PipeWire. More information at the official release announcement.
For those that would like to use the advanced audio processing power of JACK with OBS Studio, OBS Studio is JACK-aware!
There are many more updates not covered here but are mentioned in the Release Notes. We highly recommend reading those release notes so you know what has been updated and know any known issues that you may encounter.
A great way to contribute is to get involved with the project directly! We’re always looking for new volunteers to help with packaging, documentation, tutorials, user support, and MORE! Check out all the ways you can contribute!
Huge special thanks for this release go to:
- Len Ovens: Studio Controls, Ubuntu Studio Installer, Coding
- Thomas Ward: Packaging, Ubuntu Core Developer for Ubuntu Studio
- Eylul Dogruel: Artwork, Graphics Design, Website Lead
- Ross Gammon: Upstream Debian Developer, Guidance, Testing
- Sebastien Ramacher: Upstream Debian Developer
- Dennis Braun: Debian Package Maintainer
- Rik Mills: Kubuntu Council Member, help with Plasma desktop
- Mauro Gaspari: Tutorials, Promotion, and Documentation, Testing
- Brian Hechinger: Testing and bug reporting
- Chris Erswell: Testing and bug reporting
- Robert Van Den Berg: Testing and bug reporting, IRC Support
- Krytarik Raido: IRC Moderator, Mailing List Moderator
- Erich Eickmeyer: Project Leader, Packaging, Direction, Treasurer