Re: [LAU] OT Rant: When will people stop comparing Windows/Linux apps?

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To: rosea grammostola <rosea.grammostola@...>
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Date: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 8:57 pm

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM, rosea grammostola

Yes, they interact.

Guitar Rig is running under Win XP. I am playing my guitar. Guitar Rig
processes the sound and the output is sent to my Linux soundcard via
an ADAT optical cable. Jack sends the audio to Ardour where it is

GigaStudio is running under Win XP. I play an external keyboard. MIDI
goes to Windows, GSt makes sounds which are sent to Ardour for

Sometimes, but not often because I don't really feel creative when
working with MIDI data, Rosegarden is running, MIDI goes to Windows
where synths makes sounds which is recorded by Ardour in Linux.

Acid Pro is running under Win 7. I develop a song idea using loops.
Audio is sent to Ardour for recording. Even in this mode I seldom
'listen' to Windows. I almost always send the output to Linux where it
goes to studio monitors or headphones.

Ardour plays sounds previously recorded. I create a sub bus which is
output from the Linux machine over an ADAT optical cable. Windows XP
receives the audio & routes it to a software reverb. (VST) The output
is sent back to Ardour for recording.

Keep in mind that all sound cards in all computers are sync'ed via
Word Clock, optical ADAT or spdif.

Typically these days, because I am doing so little writing and
recording for the last 2-3 years, I just use Linux for Ardour and most
everything else is done in Windows where the interfaces are more
polished and just faster and easier for _me_ to use. I don't suggest
that _all_ Windows programs are better, although in my opinion the
samplers (GSt, Kontact) are far ahead. Linux soft synths are quite
good if you are adept at the development model. However please keep in
mind that I am _not_ as sys admin, I am _not_ a programmer, and I do
not particularly like to tinker with computers any more so I'm focused
on what ever seems easiest to me at the time. I am _not_ trying to
look for the best solution - something I think lots of people reading
this list do - but more one that simply works easily for me.

Hope this helps!

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Re: [LAU] OT Rant: When will people stop comparing Windows/L..., rosea grammostola, (Mon Jul 12, 7:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT Rant: When will people stop comparing Windows/L..., Mark Knecht, (Mon Jul 12, 8:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT Rant: When will people stop comparing Windows/L..., Atte André Jensen, (Sun Jul 11, 1:42 pm)
[LAU] New directions: Was OT Rant:, Folderol, (Mon Jul 12, 7:25 pm)