On Friday 04 March 2011 14:03, Renato wrote:
I bill by the hour. Most studio guys do, too. This isn't "twisted
reasoning"; this is survival. In this context, time is literally money,
and time spent tweaking things that shouldn't need tweaking before you can
get to work on a paid project is a waste of money.
I've spent whole weekends getting Linux audio to work for me on different
machines, and I've successfully recorded songs with it. I did so because I
think free software is important, and I wanted to prove to myself I could
do it. If those had been paying gigs, it would have been more lucrative to
buy myself a Macbook and eat the cost.
There are obviously people on this list who run their studios on Linux, and
I've known people who ran studios on way more finicky stuff. But for most
people who do sound professionally, not coding or system administration,
it'd be a huge time sink.
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