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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@Richard
by kind_of_fud on Wed 14th Apr 2004 13:59 UTC

You're right on, man. Linux doesn't have the tools today, and therefor (by Darius' Law) it will NEVER have the tools!

He didn't mentioned Linux will NEVER have the tools. That a simplistic (mis)understanding you imposed on what he said.

He only said that Linux IS NOT RIGHT NOW the right tool for music heads and DAW stuff. It might be someday, and then again it might not (BeOS was never a serious DAW platform, for example, not because of the capabillities but because it lacked the apps music pros use and it lacked pro musician users).

When you read music technology interviews of artists, 60% use a mac, 35% use PC and 5% use old Ataris or HW sequencing. No Linux here.

This world needs more people like you...

People that call a spade a spade?


You almost make me piss my pants from laughter ;)


You know, there is a word for people that piss their pants from laughter or whatever. In fact Jim Carrey got rich portraying them in movies.