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

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Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:08 pm

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+1 to Echo's Linux compatibility. I used the Echo Audiofire12 for a year
in my studio, and it worked wonderfully! I recently upgraded to an RME
Raydat, and am selling my Audiofire12, if anyone is interested...

--Jason
www.advancedbudgetstudios.com <--(commercial studio run entirely on Linux)

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Bob Andres wrote:

> Seems right on to me......that's the reason I went with Echo Audiofire

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+1 to Echo's Linux compatibility.=C2=A0 I used the Echo Audiofire12 for=
a year in my studio, and it worked wonderfully!=C2=A0 I recently upgraded =
to an RME Raydat, and am selling my Audiofire12, if anyone is interested...=

--Jasonwww.advancedbud=
getstudios.com
<--(commercial studio run entirely on Linux)<=
div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Bob Andres <bob@andresonline.n=
et
> wrote:
Seems right on to me......that's the rea=
son I went with Echo Audiofire 8's. =C2=A0 =C2=A0Let's keep the goo=
d guys in business!!!
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 a=
t 12:45 PM, Ronald Stewart <ronaldjstewart@gmail.com>=
wrote:

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.=C2=A0 I suggest Ec=
ho Audio because they work with Linux and FFADO and others to make a great =
user experience for Linux Audio.=C2=A0 There are others like Harrison, =
RME (kinda) and some class compliant supported devices Edirol, Lexicon, M-a=
udio etc. that are Linux friendly NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE but because o=
f the STEVE JOBS affect of Apple.=C2=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.=C2=A0 Until 2 years ag=
o 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 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.=C2=A0 BUT and HOWEVER, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars =
trying to build products in Linux for Linux for YEARS!!!!=C2=A0 With tens o=
f thousands of dollars spent I can tell you from my checkbook and WALLET th=
at 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 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.=C2=A0 I guarantee you that the decision maker=
s at these companies

ARE NOT THAT SMART in fact if they were Apple would hire them.=C2=A0 These =
'others' are there because they SUCK at their jobs and decision mak=
ing abilities and that is whyif you ever go to a trade show you will se=
e 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 everyo=
ne else benefits.=C2=A0 The worst part of this is that users go and buy the=
ir garbage 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> wrote:

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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)