Am 13.05.2012 11:20, schrieb J. Liles:
On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Mike Mazarick<mazarick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: [bullshit] Sigh. My opinion? Do something useful or GTFO. Linux Audio runs on the vision and action of a very small group. Why is that group so small? Good question,
Excellent Question indeed.After the times of "y` need to have an experienced nerd beside you to even make it bleep and this nerd needs to be a Linux *Audio* nerd, which is a beast even harder to find than your average Linux nerd (who use to know little of s.c. realtime...)." are gone, anybody *could* at least try this Linux Audio kind of thing right?
But they dont.Why is that? Simply put: even though Linux Audio deos work now, the other thing works also and it offers more apps that use to be more convenient and well known amongst musicians. Add some pictures and statements by Josh Homme or Simon Phillips or any other well respected musician and make them say: "I use this plugin, else I could not blow your heads off." And the people believe. And the plugins do work and offer a lot of fun and anybody can find a special priced "version" of its Windows-installer on the internets.
Whenever people see me working with Ardour, Guitarix, Qtractor, KDenlive, AMS or CALF, they say: "Not bad, I did not know that! Seems to work nearly the same as good as my Samplitude/NI/Cubase/Reaper" you name it.
But of course they do not switch. Because they cannot easily *add* Linux Audio to their arsenal but they have to indeed switch.
If you build a fine guitar, that sounds the same as good as any Fender or Gibson and of course better than any PRS, and that even looks very good and unique, people will like to have it. But not, if you build them with special plugs that can only connect to special amps none of the Gibsons and Fenders and Hagstroms can play with.
But we cannot do anything else because our amp is just great and it is the only relevant one with built-in freedom. So I guess, we have to support the devs as good as we can, use the software for our own good and spread the word. And hope, that the appreciation of the state of *not* being a mere customer gains more importance for more people.
And by all means let us drop this "I love it cuz its free beer!" kind of thing. If we want pro-software that is free as in freedom we should pay people for writing it.
best regards HZN
but you're not helping by posting BS on the mailing list. _______________________________________________ Linux-audio-user mailing list Linux-audio-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user
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