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 rain on Wed 14th Apr 2004 16:38 UTC

Judging by the app alone isn't going to show it's worth. There's a reason why it's widely used, and it's nothing to do with hype.

You were comparing ProTools and Ardour, so I assumed that you were talking about the software since Ardour is just that.
Actually is has a lot to do with hype because studios tend to buy whatever hardware/software that is standard in other successful studios. When buying expensive equipment people rather buy known brands instead of investigating which solution is the best one. That's the reason the Line6 POD still is the best selling amp modeller even though there are better alternatives(Digitech and Vox for example). Though I think Line6 will have trouble competing with Vox in the future since it's such a well respected brand.
Anyway, back to the subject. I know a few producers who works with ProTools daily and I told them to try out SamplitudeStudio and they were amazed by how much easier it was to work with though since they had allready invested in ProTools they couldn't justify the switch, but they would consider it for the next upgrade though.

ProTools has got such a good reputation because a lot of famous producers and artists are using it. And other people will think that it's the best deal since the famous people wouldn't consider using anything but the best.
It's all just marketing.
ProTools may be pretty nice but it's defenatly not worth the price IMO. And it IS overrated.