Am 06.02.2013 15:32, schrieb cunnilinux himself:
Maybe, but statistics do not say much about results here. As of now we
have an album going top-10 here in Germany that was recorded using an
8-track tape recorder and not a single digital plug-in involved.
OK, its not electronic music but guitar-rock but you may agree, that 99%
of guitar-rock albums nowadays are in fact produced using a computer
running one of the usual brands of DAWs for Mac or Windows right?
And there is only 1 % of any music produced going top-10 and not much
more is worthwhile listening to(and in most cases the 1% top-10 is not
the same as the 1% worthwhile...).
In my humble opinion any method capable of producing interesting music
is good enough. If an 8-track tape recorder is capable to produce an
album that is both top-10 *and* worth the time listening to it, then
Ardour + Linux + native plug-ins should be capable to produce even a
wider range of interesting music, is it not?
But anyway I think we should stop preaching the obvious to the statistic
average and just try to inform *musicians* that are searching for new
methods to produce outstanding art about the fact, that a Linux-system
could be the very method they are searching for. And being different
while still reaching for industry-standards in quality could be wise to
attract such searchers.
Linux audio systems are not recognized on the market because there is no
company that takes a few dozen millions to push it in the market. So is
desktop-linux and tablet-linux and smartphone-linux. All of this works
just great, often better that the competition from Apple or Microsoft
but free software systems *do not compete*, because competition means
grabbing the market by means of dollars, billions of them. Apple invests
more money in the poster-ads shown in the streets of one major city than
the Linux Audio Users invest in the programming of Ardour in a year.
Making the better product is just the first step and not the most
important. And there is no such thing as a "free market", markets are
ruled by companies holding market shares by means of marketing.
What about that: who says, that there is not a young girl in the
highlands of Kenia, that runs a Marathon faster than anyone ever
enlisted for the Olympics? But she cannot enlist, because she does not
have a sponsor covering the costs....
That will be it. I keep using the software I know working for me just
great and everybody who asks me will get recommendation, fair warnings
and advice. But I do not complain anymore, that most people out there go
with the market.
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