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wait are you saying Focusrite is Linux friendly? thats weird because I
talked to the USA national rep about taking Dr. Dre's Beats laptop
(actually Dre's laptop) to Guitar Center in Inglewood Ca. to plug in the
saffire 6 I think its called (usb turd) to run a special version of
Indamixx OS for Beats laptop and even the national rep couldnt confirm
compatibility so we literally got in the car and went to GC to plug and
play and NADA.
Funny thing the rep never answered the phone again after we emailed him it
didn't work... so if you got it going YOURE THE MAN cuz no one at focusrite
could at least in USA as in the whole country of the united states :)
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Gerald Mwangi wrote:
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wait are you saying Focusrite is Linux friendly? thats weird because I talk=
ed to the USA national rep about taking Dr. Dre's Beats laptop (actuall=
y Dre's laptop) to Guitar Center in Inglewood Ca. to plug in the saffir=
e 6 I think its called (usb turd) to run a special version of Indamixx OS f=
or Beats laptop and even the national rep couldnt confirm compatibility so =
we literally got in the car and went to GC to plug and play and NADA.
Funny thing the rep never answered the phone again after we emailed him it =
didn't work... so if you got it going YOURE THE MAN cuz no one at focus=
rite could at least in USA as in the whole country of the united states :)<=
"hehe" NelsonthnxRonOn Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Gerald Mwangi =
well the fact is: Even though searching the net extensively, I don't kn=
ow which companies are linux friendly (except Focusrite).
So maybe an Idea is to put a list on linuxaudio.org . Or is it there and I missed it?
On Do, 2012-04-12 at 21:15 +0200, thijs van severen wrote:
hey Ronald, having a bad day ? =A0;-))
2012/4/12 Ronald Stewart <email@example.com>
maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed today but here is the c=
old hard facts and truth about the musical instrument business and Linux Au=
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 manufacture=
r 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 LON=
G FELT STORY ABOUT THE POTENTIAL of Linux Audio users need to know
and DO is SUPPORT companies that do support Linux Audio.=A0 I sugge=
st Echo Audio because they work with Linux and FFADO and others to make a g=
reat user experience for
Linux Audio.=A0 There are others like Harrison, RME (kinda) and som=
e 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 af=
fect of Apple.=A0 In fact Linux is not a priority and neither was Apple unt=
il 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 Ap=
ple store or their ECOSYSTEM UNLESS you are class compliant.=A0 Until 2 yea=
rs 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 t=
he 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.=A0 BUT=
and HOWEVER, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to build pro=
ducts in Linux for Linux for YEARS!!!!=A0 With tens of thousands of dollars=
spent I can tell you from my checkbook and WALLET that I maybe moved the b=
all 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.=A0 I guarantee you that the=
decision makers at these companies
ARE NOT THAT SMART in fact if they were Apple would hire them.=A0 T=
hese 'others' are there because they SUCK at their jobs and decisio=
n making abilities and that is why
if you ever go to a trade show you will see that companies like FIL=
L 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.=A0 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 =
BIG REQUEST can someone post this response somewhere so every time =
this subject comes up I don't have to keep spelling it out :)
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Gerald Mwangi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wro=
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) with jack and ardour (www.ardour.org ), I need to know if the device is USB 2.0 audio=
class compliant or if there are plans for a dedicated driver. Or at least =
plans to publish sufficient information to the linux audio developers (linuxaudio.org). If not=
hing is planned in that direction, I will switch to the Firewire solutions =
from Focusrite, since Focusrite actively supports the linux audio developer=
s! It's not that much work to disclose some information. And you'll=
have some 500+ linux musicians BUYING YOUR PRODUCTS! Afterall, your a hard=
ware vendor, not a software vendor.
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