Re: [linux-audio-user] Acid for Linux ?

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Acid for Linux ?
From: Mark Knecht (
Date: Sun Dec 08 2002 - 20:59:28 EET

   Most of the time I agree a lot with your points of view, but this
time I really don't. I see no reason to force people into a U*ix
paradigm, nor do I see the need to be insistent that Linux audio apps
act differently that Windows or Mac apps that do a great job at what
they are intended to do.In this case Acid is one of those apps, and I
think at this time the answer is 'No, we do not yet have a native Linux
app that works that way.

   Acid is a great app. I've done songs in it. It's amazingly simple,
straight forward as long as all you are doing is manipulating the timing
of samples, and really pretty easy to get from start to finish. I see
nothing wrong with those qualities.

   In fact, if the developers of Acid DID port it to Linux, then it
would be a Linux app, and that would break your model stating he should
get used to a new mindset. While I have nothing against new mindsets, I
don't think that they are always required. There's nothing wrong with
Linux apps following a successful model and making apps that are easy
for people to use either!

   Just my two cents. If we were closer I would have said it over a
beer. ;-)

Have a great weekend!


On Sun, 2002-12-08 at 00:45, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> If you want to achieve similar things in Linux to what you can do with
> ACID then you have to learn the Un*x paradigm. Essentially *everything*
> is modular. Now we have Jack which allows you to connect multiple apps.
> When used together they are capable of doing as much if not more than ACID.
> While you currently find the interface in ACID to be designed for the
> way your mind works, if you want to use Linux apps successfully you will
> have to get used to this new mindset, design your own, or convince the
> creators of ACID to port to Linux.

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