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RE[2]: Why is this a supprise?
by google_ninja on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Why is this a supprise?"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

I thought linux DAWs were still in the dark ages compared to what is on mac/windows. What do you use, and how do you find it?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Depends on what you need. Ardour is quite good these days. Sure, if you're a total gearhead that just loves to fiddle with millions of different VST plugins then it's probably not for you. Is it good enough for pro's? I dunno, I'm not one but neither are most people with an opinion on the subject.
Then again, the tool doesn't make the music.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I'll try giving it another shot. Last time I tried was a couple of years back, and it was a pretty terrible experience in every way.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I thought linux DAWs were still in the dark ages compared to what is on mac/windows. What do you use, and how do you find it?


Linux DAWs are terrible compared to Windows/Mac counterparts.

However, I've heard producers make awesome tracks in the most basic of sequencers and I've heard some real sh*t produced on Cubase / Logic.

So while it makes a huge difference getting the right tools - at the end of the day you're either talented or you're not.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Well, I am far from talented, but last time I tried things on linux there was some pretty serious setup required, and even after putting in quite a bit of effort, I still had pretty bad latency and quality issues. Same hardware on windows gave much better results, although that was with an old copy of ableton live a friend gave me

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Linux DAWs are terrible compared to Windows/Mac counterparts.


It's not Pro-tools but it won't cost you your first-born either.

So while it makes a huge difference getting the right tools


I think it's more about knowing how to use the tools you have. People created good sounding recordings before we even had DAW's and the first DAW's wasn't exactly stellar either by todays standards. I'm pretty sure Ardour outclass the ProTools Billy Idol used back in 1993 to create cyberpunk yet that album sound good.

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