Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot

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To: Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 9:56 am

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On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM, michael noble wrote:

> Must be that time of year again when slashdotters get a bee in their

Some choice quotes:

Even an ancient copy of Cool Edit Pro running on Widows XP is more usable,

I love Linux and open source, but it really isn't ready for audio recording

If you're serious at all about your music, you use OS X or Windows. That's

I'm sorry, but Ardour is not "great". I believe in Linux and OSS, but if

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On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM, michael noble <looplog=
@gmail.com
> wrote:
Must be that time of year again when slas=
hdotters get a bee in their bonnet about how useless Linux is for audio pro=
duction. Enter at your own risk...
http://ask.slashdot.=
org/story/13/10/27/0534248/ask-slashdot-best-cross-platform-linux-only-audi=
o-software?utm_source=3Drss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=3Dfeed

Some choice quotes:=

Even an ancient copy of Cool Edit Pro running on Widows =
XP is more usable, useful, and powerful than any audio software available n=
atively on Linux.

I love Linux and open source, but it really isn't re=
ady for audio recording and MIDI processing, let alone the myriad of other =
apps and plugins required for effects processing and mastering. I would be =
extremely surprised if there are any serious audio professionals using Linu=
x as a DAW.
If you're serious at=
all about your music, you use OS X or Windows. That's where the action=
is. Full stop. That's where the the real music software will be found;=
nowhere else. Swallow your pride, choose one of those 2 OS's, and get =
on with making music.=A0=A0
I'm sorry, but Ardou=
r is not "great". I believe in Linux and OSS, but if you need to =
make a living in music or sound, you are not going to be using Ardour. The =
music production community is always open to new technologies, and if Ardou=
r were anything like a professional-quality application, it would be used..=
.=A0If you're a database programmer and want =
to play like Jonathan Coulton in your spare time, then fine. You can make A=
rdour work the same way you can use a folding camping shovel to dig a found=
ation. But if you want to dig a lot of foundations, you're going to wan=
t to invest in a back-hoe. And there is no Linux back-hoe for music.=

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[LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, michael noble, (Mon Oct 28, 9:49 am)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Barney Holmes, (Mon Oct 28, 12:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Barney Holmes, (Tue Oct 29, 2:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Set Hallstrom, (Mon Oct 28, 3:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Louigi Verona, (Mon Oct 28, 5:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, rosea.grammostola, (Mon Oct 28, 7:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, rosea.grammostola, (Mon Oct 28, 7:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Mon Oct 28, 10:02 am)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, michael noble, (Mon Oct 28, 10:11 am)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Set Hallstrom, (Mon Oct 28, 7:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Chris Bannister, (Sat Nov 9, 9:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Set Hallstrom, (Mon Oct 28, 7:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Oct 28, 10:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Oct 28, 10:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Leonardo Palomares, (Mon Oct 28, 9:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, drew Roberts, (Tue Oct 29, 11:39 am)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Dave Phillips, (Tue Oct 29, 12:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, drew Roberts, (Tue Oct 29, 12:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Oct 28, 10:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Set Hallström, (Tue Oct 29, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Oct 29, 8:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Oct 29, 9:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Louigi Verona, (Mon Oct 28, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Barney Holmes, (Tue Oct 29, 6:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Louigi Verona, (Wed Oct 30, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Set Hallstrom, (Mon Oct 28, 7:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, drew Roberts, (Tue Oct 29, 10:58 am)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, Set Hallstrom, (Mon Oct 28, 7:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] another linux audio bashing thread on slashdot, michael noble, (Mon Oct 28, 9:56 am)