Linked by James Pryor on Thu 25th Mar 2004 19:40 UTC
Multimedia, AV On Saturday March 20, I spent my lazy Saturday morning browsing the web for Linux news. I surfed over to & read the latest happenings in regards to Linux distributions. I read a news blurb on latest release of dyne:bolic 1.2. dyne:bolic is self described as a free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD. I was intrigued by the prospect of playing with a multimedia studio on live CD that won't interfere with my PC's current setup. I downloaded the ISO via Azureus Java bittorrent client. I burned it to CDR using K3B and booted my DAW off the dyne:bolic CD.
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RE: cheezwog
by Stray on Fri 26th Mar 2004 17:05 UTC

Still, I haven't made an album on Linux yet. ;)
But, there is no real reason why I could not, apart from I can't trust the reliability of editing in Ardour, and don't wish to judge it too harshly until it gets out of beta and hits at least v1.1.

I don't mean to judge too harshly if that's how it sounds. Hell, even ProTools wasn't anything special when it was first released, so it just shows that it could be only a matter of time for Linux as well.

I also use the term "Pro" for a reason, as irritating as it may be. It's about the nature of your projects, and how much power you need, that's all. It's the difference in production/post-production, not recording. If all I wanted to do was record I'd use a memo recorder. Or Cakewalk, or Linux.

For the time being at least, DSP is obviously better. Whoever disagrees is a company making excuses, or a user who doesn't need it. This was the same argument from the Windows world, but now that they have ProTools the argument seemed to disappear.

Audio can be done on Linux, but that's all relative. But even then, alot of cheaper cards out there aren't fully supported either. But when that's all settled, it'll be where Windows was for a while. Which, by that time, coupled with 64bit CPU's, Linux might be a great solution, as long as the software doesn't suck.