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Seems right on to me......that's the reason I went with Echo Audiofire 8's.
Let's keep the good guys in business!!!
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Ronald Stewart
> maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed today but here is the cold
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Seems right on to me......that's the reason I went with Echo Audiofire =
8's. =A0 =A0Let's keep the good guys in business!!!On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Ronald Stewart <ronaldjstewart@g=
maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed =
today but here is the cold hard facts and truth about the musical instrumen=
t 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 =
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 =
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Gerald Mwangi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi guys, I sent the following mail to TASCAM (to the pre-sales information)=
. Hope to move something in their thinking.
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.
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