On 3/11/06, Rob wrote:
Just chiming in to say I agree. No composer I ever met is
interested in actually language-based programming to get sound. I
think that's the purview of subset of folks, such as university
oriented people, etc. I'm sure it's rewarding for some but it doesn't
even approach being mildly interesting to a guitar player like me.
I can use Linux successfully for very specific things - audio
recording using Ardour and a few soft synths. Wine is mostly a
curiosity. It works OK for Quicken but beyond that it's more of a
frustration than it's worth to me. I understand that VSTs under Wine
are a relal plus for Linux only folks, but for those with multiple
platforms why bother is my general decision. I'm not intersted
(personally) in being that much of a trail blazer.
Mostly I still compose in Windows and more on the Mac since I
bought my first machine a few months ago. I'm an Acid Pro guy vs.
FL/Ableton, but they all allow me to put ideas together far faster and
more accurately than I can with any of the tools on Linux.
I enjoy audio recording using Ardour. It works as well or better
than Pro Tools did for that. I'm not much of a MIDI guy, really, but I
do miss having a real audio/MIDI platform in Linux like I had in
Windows and do have on the Mac. Loop recording would be my biggest
miss in the Ardour area, and somethign to replace ALL of Acid Pro is
only a dream after 4 years and no developer interest.
Anyway, I write to you from my Linux machine where I'm playing
around with VMware type solutions. Maybe one day, right? ;-)