Re: [LAU] and now, what do you think RULES about Linux audio ?

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Date: Friday, February 8, 2013 - 9:22 am

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I like the community and the helpfulness most. If some stereotyping is
allowed, Linux usually attracts enthusiastic technically capable users,
which is very good. Most people are really helpful, and there's just a big
satisfactory difference to be able to interact with whoever made the
application you're using. I'm also pretty fond of trying to solve technical
issues despite my lack of programmer background.

Now, this stuff works for ME. I've managed to set myself up with a workflow
that's working for my purposes. However, other people might be less
inclined to deal with the technical stuff, and just want to fairly easily
be able to make some music on a open source and free platform. I hope that
some day we can cater to them too. I do however mostly think this lies on
us users who're active in the community. It's not so much that certain
tools aren't around, or are unusable (exception possibly being something
like Ableton), I think it's mostly a lack of documentation and tutorials
that's the issue. And that documentation/tutorials needs to be done by
users, from a user perspective, and not a developer perspective. We just
need to show users what can be done, and give them the general tools and
skills to just get going and doing what they want. It's not like
windows/mac-musical software is incredibly intuitive, the reason it's
generally more accessible is the fact that so many people use it and put up
tutorials.

Oh, this might've been OT. Sorry about that. =/

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:39 AM, david wrote:

> On 02/07/2013 02:27 AM, Brett McCoy wrote:

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I like the community and the helpfulness most. If some stereotyping is allo=
wed, Linux usually attracts enthusiastic technically capable users, which i=
s very good. Most people are really helpful, and there's just a big sat=
isfactory difference to be able to interact with whoever made the applicati=
on you're using. I'm also pretty fond of trying to solve technical =
issues despite my lack of programmer background.
Now, this stuff works for ME. I've managed to set myself up with a =
workflow that's working for my purposes. However, other people might be=
less inclined to deal with the technical stuff, and just want to fairly ea=
sily be able to make some music on a open source and free platform. I hope =
that some day we can cater to them too. I do however mostly think this lies=
on us users who're active in the community. It's not so much that =
certain tools aren't around, or are unusable (exception possibly being =
something like Ableton), I think it's mostly a lack of documentation an=
d tutorials that's the issue. And that documentation/tutorials needs to=
be done by users, from a user perspective, and not a developer perspective=
. We just need to show users what can be done, and give them the general to=
ols and skills to just get going and doing what they want. It's not lik=
e windows/mac-musical software is incredibly intuitive, the reason it's=
generally more accessible is the fact that so many people use it and put u=
p tutorials.
Oh, this might've been OT. Sorry about that. =3D/On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:39 AM, david &l=
t;gnome@hawaii.rr.=
com
> wrote:
On 02/07/2013 02:27 AM, Br=
ett McCoy wrote:

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:34 AM, cunnilinux himself <cunnilinux@gmail.com> wrote:

subj.

just interested about your POSITIVE motivation (if any).
i'm intended to write about mine own a bit later... ;)

jack
Lilypond
Rosegarden
Ardour
mplayer
Jamin

Did I mention jack?

+1.
+ Easy MIDI support.
+ USB sound support without having to install a driver (like my UCA-202 req=
uires if you want to use it with Windows XP).
+ How easy it is to install a program from my distro's repository, or g=
et adventurous and mix repositories. Or mix distros.
+ No 32-bit vs 64-bit compatibility issues.

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[LAU] and now, what do you think RULES about Linux audio ?, cunnilinux himself, (Thu Feb 7, 11:35 am)
Re: [LAU] and now, what do you think RULES about Linux audio ?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Fri Feb 8, 2:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] and now, what do you think RULES about Linux audio ?, Gabbe Nord, (Fri Feb 8, 9:22 am)