Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24)

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To: Linux Audio Developers <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 9:35 pm

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Hi Patrick,

well put, i think this pretty much reflects the current situation. I'm =
definitely open to discuss with the community what potential the linux =
market might have. Once you have your stuff together please get in touch =
with me.=20

Best,
Florian

On 01.09.2012, at 03:56, Patrick Shirkey =
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Hi =
Patrick,well put, i think this pretty much reflects =
the current situation. I'm definitely open to discuss with the community =
what potential the linux market might have. Once you have your stuff =
together please get in touch with =
me. Best,  =
 FlorianOn 01.09.2012, at 03:56, =
Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey@boosthardware.com&=
gt; wrote:On Sat, September 1, 2012 3:12 am, Harry van Haaren =
wrote:On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 4:27 PM, =
Paul Davis<paul@linuxaudiosystems.com&=
gt;wrote:A lot of people (even on this =
list) don't understand the extent to which*supporting* a piece of =
software is often a far bigger cost than theinitial development, and =
providing support for a platform with very fewusers is an issue for =
companies who want their customer servicereputationto be very =
good (as NI does). It doesn't work for companies like this tojust =
release something "into the wild" and forget about =
it.That's a fair point. And also one I'm not in =
a place to make : I'm notcurrently doing any software =
support.Still I do feel that if there could be "an interaction" =
whereby the linuxaudio community gets enough info to use Kontact =
samples natively in JACKthat would be awesome.With risk of =
talking about what I'm not an expert in: I could see somekindof =
binary .so distributed by NI that houses the Kontact internals, with =
aheader file describing how to use it. If this could be adapted into =
theshape of a LinuxSampler engine, then win-win right?-NI =
don't have to do support: the only "customer" for thier .so is =
adeveloper, so support isn't even the right word.-LinuxSampler =
is an established project: why repeat all that has alreadybeen =
done?-Kontact usage goes up (strengthens brand name.. etc etc) and =
I'll buysamples from NI.Again intrested on views... also =
from the Linux sampler guys if such anendeavor would even be =
possible given that the politics work =
out.-HarryI think Paul has already framed this. =
They are not comfortable putting itout in the wild unless they are =
sure that their quality standards will bemet. In that case they will =
need to have a support agreement with the LSguys and that means =
Christian et al will have to work, which means unlessthey can get NI =
to pay them for their time they either have to work forfree or make =
enough money from the associated projects that gain by havingNI =
support.Given that almost no one in this mailing list actually =
spends significantamounts of money on Linux Audio Software that =
means they have to getincome from a much larger userbase and until =
we have definitive proof thatuserbase is going to contribute income =
to the project the only thingdriving it forward is self =
motivation.So, if we want projects like this to succeed we as a =
community have to beprepared to make the effort to educate the wider =
market.Which means everyone contributing to the global marketing =
effort...So, get our your blogs, your tweet decks, your =
facebooks, your pinterests,your myspace and your diggs, start =
writing keyword rich content andlinking it back to our community =
landing pages, flood the forums withlinks, and even gasp *pay* real =
money for advertising in real physicalmedia like magazines and trade =
journals and then let's see how big ourglobal userbase really =
is.As it stands there is a push towards NAMM in January 2013 but =
compared tothe rest of the noise out there it will be easily lost in =
the crowd if wedon't put in the time to capitalise on it. Those =
people who are in theStates and have some spare time and resources =
might want to considergetting involved in a grassroots education =
campaign for the NAMMconference.There are several companies =
that are going to be there this year so havinga side event or even =
pooling resources to make a theme might raise someeyebrows in a good =
way.One thing we have going for us is that the products we make =
are definitelyhigh end so that is a good place to start if we want =
to create a marketingtheme and educational campaign based around =
it.--Patrick ShirkeyBoost Hardware =
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Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Florian Schirmer, (Sat Sep 1, 9:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Harry van Haaren, (Fri Aug 31, 1:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Florian Schirmer, (Sat Sep 1, 9:44 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Harry van Haaren, (Sun Sep 2, 12:33 am)
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Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Harry van Haaren, (Fri Aug 31, 5:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Patrick Shirkey, (Sat Sep 1, 1:56 am)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Florian Schirmer, (Sat Sep 1, 9:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Alexandre Prokoudine, (Fri Aug 31, 3:36 pm)
Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24), Joakim Hernberg, (Fri Aug 31, 2:47 pm)
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