Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 10th Aug 2002 05:42 UTC
Multimedia, AV Browsing Freshmeat tonight, the premier online Linux software repository, I came across to these two great (and brand new) applications, ReBorn and ReZound. Reborn, a Rebirth clone that will soon become open source according to the developer, provides a software emulation of three of Roland's most famous electronic musical instruments. It got me thinking as to how much more viable Linux is today as a professional (or semi-professional) audio platform than it used to be two years ago. Update: On a related multimedia notice, WinAMP 3.0 for Windows was released yesterday.
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a note on doing your research
by Dave Phillips on Sat 10th Aug 2002 17:00 UTC

Thanks for writing an article that brings some focus to Linux audio matters, but:

No mention of LADSPA, no mention of the Linux Audio Developers and Linux Audio Users mail lists, no mention of the Linux Sound & Music Applications Web site. No mention of the Ultramaster RS101 or the (alas, defunct) Freebirth. I'm glad to see some news on the state of Linux audio, but it saddens me to consider how much you missed. A simple Google search on "Linux sound" would have turned up my site very quickly, and you could have been led to considerably more information for your article. A ReBirth clone is hardly the revolution in Linux audio it's touted to be, but you might think so if you're not doing deep enough research. Ardour, ecasound, Jack, Pd, ALSA itself... all these are far more serious developments.

Sorry if I'm coming off harsh, but I'm annoyed when I see no mention of LAD or LAU. We're not invisible, but it seems like a lot of journalists who write on this really don't do much background research. Btw, there's also no mention that I've already written one book about Linux sound software. A review of that book sits on Freshmeat. I should also point out that I wrote the audio category review for Freshmeat too. I'd like to think you at least noticed those items when you were browsing the site.

So, thanks again for bringing some attention to the Linux audio software scene, but maybe in your next article you'll look a bit further into the community behind it. We'd be happy to point out the software of greatest development and interest.