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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Re: Ranty
by Darius on Wed 14th Apr 2004 18:26 UTC

However, my desire to "divorce" Gates is strong enough to make me find a way to combine the use of hardware and software, so that what linux is missing--say, synthesis--I can make up for on hardware.

I've been thinking about this too, but my tendancy is to make my next computer a dual G5 Mac. Though I don't care much for OSX for general every day use, I think it would be just fine as an audio workstation. If nothing else, every single synth I ever owned had Mac drivers/software out of the box, a benefit not present in Linux. I think an all-hardware setup may be a little too much $$, though I've never looked into it.