Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS

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To: Gerald Mwangi <gerald.mwangi@...>
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Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:45 pm

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maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed today but here is the cold hard
facts and truth about the musical instrument business and Linux Audio.

First, I have sat down with Tascam TOP DECISION MAKERS for over 30 hours in
7 years with TOTAL FACE TO FACE conversations
along with Alesis, Akai, M-Audio, AVID, and EVERY OTHER manufacturer on
EARTH!!!
Plus I have dealt with Guitar Center, Musicians Friend, and SamAsh buyers
for nearly 4 years.

Second, Tascam sucks and what you and ALL OTHERS WHO WRITE THIS LONG FELT
STORY ABOUT THE POTENTIAL of Linux Audio users need to know
and DO is SUPPORT companies that do support Linux Audio. I suggest Echo
Audio because they work with Linux and FFADO and others to make a great
user experience for
Linux Audio. There are others like Harrison, RME (kinda) and some class
compliant supported devices Edirol, Lexicon, M-audio etc. that are Linux
friendly NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE but because of the STEVE JOBS affect
of Apple. In fact Linux is not a priority and neither was Apple until the
brute force MARKET SHIFT in Apple lately.
Linux is 1% and Apple is at best 7% and the only reason why ANY of these
companies are working with Apple is because you CANNOT get into an Apple
store or their ECOSYSTEM UNLESS you are class compliant. Until 2 years ago
companies like m-audio and all the rest had their own driver mickey mouse
way of making things work.
Thank GOD that Apple finally kicked butt enough to straighten out the
musical instrument companies bot because they are "great guys" but because
of MONEY!!!

Now you and everyone else can take this info as fact or not. BUT and
HOWEVER, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to build products
in Linux for Linux for YEARS!!!! With tens of thousands of dollars spent I
can tell you from my checkbook and WALLET that I maybe moved the ball from
the one yard line to the nine yard line.

>From experience just go with companies who care about Linux and the user
experience and who PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS!!!!
Support those programs, software, hardware etc. instead of writing
'heartful letters' in hope of response. I guarantee you that the decision
makers at these companies
ARE NOT THAT SMART in fact if they were Apple would hire them. These
'others' are there because they SUCK at their jobs and decision making
abilities and that is why
if you ever go to a trade show you will see that companies like FILL IN THE
BLANK do not make new and cool stuff but wait for a GREAT product to come
along and then KNOCK IT OFF so that everyone else benefits. The worst part
of this is that users go and buy their garbage keeping us in the INSANE
LOOPS OF CRAPPY STUFF THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EXAMPLE the monome cool product with buttons and now their are lame copies
by ALL THE BIG BOYS and sadly thats the one a lot of people buy to keep
this CRAPPY party going.

Period end of story.... if you thinnk you know better then send me your
receipts of all the money you spent to challenge and debunk THIS HARD CORE
FACT!!!

BIG REQUEST can someone post this response somewhere so every time this
subject comes up I don't have to keep spelling it out :)

Thank you

Ronald Stewart
Indamixx

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Gerald Mwangi wrote:

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maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed today but here is the cold hard=
facts and truth about the musical instrument business and Linux Audio.=
First, I have sat down with Tascam TOP DECISION MAKERS for over 30 hour=
s in 7 years with TOTAL FACE TO FACE conversations
along with Alesis, Akai, M-Audio, AVID, and EVERY OTHER manufacturer on EAR=
TH!!!Plus I have dealt with Guitar Center, Musicians Friend, and SamAsh=
buyers for nearly 4 years.Second, Tascam sucks and what you and AL=
L OTHERS WHO WRITE THIS LONG FELT STORY ABOUT THE POTENTIAL of Linux Audio =
users need to know
and DO is SUPPORT companies that do support Linux Audio.=A0 I suggest Echo =
Audio because they work with Linux and FFADO and others to make a great use=
r experience for Linux Audio.=A0 There are others like Harrison, RME (k=
inda) and some class compliant supported devices Edirol, Lexicon, M-audio e=
tc. that are Linux friendly NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE but because of the =
STEVE JOBS affect of Apple.=A0 In fact Linux is not a priority and neither =
was Apple until the brute force MARKET SHIFT in Apple lately.
Linux is 1% and Apple is at best 7% and the only reason why ANY of these co=
mpanies are working with Apple is because you CANNOT get into an Apple stor=
e or their ECOSYSTEM UNLESS you are class compliant.=A0 Until 2 years ago c=
ompanies like m-audio and all the rest had their own driver mickey mouse wa=
y of making things work.
Thank GOD that Apple finally kicked butt enough to straighten out the music=
al instrument companies bot because they are "great guys" but bec=
ause of MONEY!!!Now you and everyone else can take this info as fac=
t or not.=A0 BUT and HOWEVER, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars try=
ing to build products in Linux for Linux for YEARS!!!!=A0 With tens of thou=
sands of dollars spent I can tell you from my checkbook and WALLET that I m=
aybe moved the ball from the one yard line to the nine yard line.
From experience just go with companies who care about Linux and the use=
r experience and who PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS!!!!Support th=
ose programs, software, hardware etc. instead of writing 'heartful lett=
ers' in hope of response.=A0 I guarantee you that the decision makers a=
t these companies
ARE NOT THAT SMART in fact if they were Apple would hire them.=A0 These &#3=
9;others' are there because they SUCK at their jobs and decision making=
abilities and that is whyif you ever go to a trade show you will see t=
hat companies like FILL IN THE BLANK do not make new and cool stuff but wai=
t for a GREAT product to come along and then KNOCK IT OFF so that everyone =
else benefits.=A0 The worst part of this is that users go and buy their gar=
bage keeping us in the INSANE LOOPS OF CRAPPY STUFF THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!=

EXAMPLE the monome cool product with buttons and now their are lame cop=
ies by ALL THE BIG BOYS and sadly thats the one a lot of people buy to keep=
this CRAPPY party going.Period end of story.... if you thinnk you =
know better then send me your receipts of all the money you spent to challe=
nge and debunk THIS HARD CORE FACT!!!
BIG REQUEST can someone post this response somewhere so every time this=
subject comes up I don't have to keep spelling it out :)Thank =
youRonald StewartIndamixx
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Gerald Mwangi <gerald.mwangi@gmx.de> wrot=
e:

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Hi guys, I sent the following mail to TASCAM (to the pre-sales information)=
. Hope to move something in their thinking.
Regards,
Gerald

Hello,
I'm deciding whether to buy the US-1800. Since I run Linux (Ubuntu) wit=
h jack and ardour (www.=
ardour.org
), I need to know if the device is USB 2.0 audio class compl=
iant or if there are plans for a dedicated driver. Or at least plans to pub=
lish sufficient information to the linux audio developers (linuxaudio.org). If nothing is plan=
ned in that direction, I will switch to the Firewire solutions from Focusri=
te, since Focusrite actively supports the linux audio developers! It's =
not that much work to disclose some information. And you'll have some 5=
00+ linux musicians BUYING YOUR PRODUCTS! Afterall, your a hardware vendor,=
not a software vendor.

Regards,
Gerald Mwangi

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Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Ronald Stewart, (Thu Apr 12, 4:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Bob Andres, (Thu Apr 12, 7:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Jason Jones, (Thu Apr 12, 8:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, David Baron, (Sat Apr 14, 6:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, thijs van severen, (Thu Apr 12, 7:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Gerald Mwangi, (Thu Apr 12, 9:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Ronald Stewart, (Thu Apr 12, 9:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Dan MacDonald, (Fri Apr 13, 7:31 am)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Jeremy Jongepier, (Fri Apr 13, 7:25 am)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sat Apr 14, 4:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Kevin Cosgrove, (Sun Apr 15, 4:43 am)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Sebastian Moors, (Thu Apr 12, 10:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Emanuel Rumpf, (Thu Apr 12, 11:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Gerald Mwangi, (Thu Apr 12, 9:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] EMail To Tascam - HARDCORE COLD HARD FACTS, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Sat Apr 14, 7:54 pm)