Re: [LAU] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?

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To: Al Thompson <althompson58@...>
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Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 4:43 pm

On Sun, February 10, 2013 7:21 am, Al Thompson wrote:

> One glaring difference is that with analog equipment, it is fast and

Apples to apples.... For what most people expect out of Linux The analog
side would include not just a tape machine, but also at least a 24channel
mixer, a stack of effects boxes as high as your head, an empty rack with a
pile of bits all of which require wiring of some sort, Setting each piece
of equipment to the correct level (default)... even the mixing console a
lot of people used to use required wiring (soldering) before you ever even
hit the power switch.

To compare linux to what your example of analog, install just about any
linux distro, plug a mic into the internal sound card and speakers into
the audio out, start audacity, hit record and go. No jack, no ardour, no
learning... good clean sound. The user can learn about jack and ardour
later, but he can record sound right now. Instead of going and finding a
tape machine which when analog was big would be hundreds of dollars (even
for cassette based setups), they only need a mic... $30

Len Ovens

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Re: [LAU] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?, Len Ovens, (Sun Feb 10, 4:43 pm)