Linked by Filippo Pappalardo on Wed 14th Apr 2004 07:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV I wanted to write something about the great progress being carried on linux as OS of choice for a professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) since a long time. With the inclusion of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) into the 2.6 kernels, time has come to extend my experiences to all of you.
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by stray on Wed 14th Apr 2004 09:16 UTC

Can it match Mac boxes running eg. Cubase?

Of course Cubase is far more mature software, but for the most part, Yes. Well...Multitracking yes, Synthesis no. Soft Synths for Linux aren't interesting at all as of yet.

As far as matching Mac (or PC) boxes running ProTools, then No.

I'll agree with the article though, that ProAudio on Linux is ambititious. I look forward to seeing it mature. It'll be awhile though. But now that systems are moving towards 64 bit, I'll probably have less need for DSP in the future.