Linux Audio for hobbyists WAS Re: [linux-audio-user] Best (saving *time* and some money) linux souncard for a laptop

From: MarC <marc_lists@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 18:08:47 EEST

En/na Dave Phillips ha escrit:

> MarC wrote:
>> Today I wouldn't recommend hobbyists to use Linux Audio because in
>> this way they will always be hobbyists...
> Actually, hobbyists will always be hobbyists until they acquire
> professional levels of skill *and* put themselves to the test of
> performance and/or distribution of their material. The gear they use
> will not elevate their skills one jot. Owning a guitar does not confer
> ability upon the owner.

but chosing the right guitar for your music is very important... I don't
think you *must* (it's always good) be very skillful to produce good
music, specially with modern tools. The ideas + the final sound are more
important and a good tool may help you to make them reality *more fast*.

and well, I must say I am a hobbyist musician so I admit I may be
totally wrong...

> I will say this about modern music technology, regardless of platform:
> It makes a lot of bad music sound much better at the surface level.
>> However, in my case, I've found Linux Audio very interesting to learn
>> a lot about the audio software implementation (obviously because of
>> the open source mentality) and also for understanding what kind of
>> things can be done (for a user/developper point of view). But for
>> productive work I simply can't recommend it because Pro Tools,
>> Reason,..., and a huge availability of VST plugins are too far from us.
> Strange, I use VST plugins with Linux quite a lot here at Studio Dave.
> Ardour seems to work pretty well for me too, and its price point is
> more attractive to me. ;)

Good but it could be better (in other platforms is better).

> Best is to use what works for you to make your own music.

I completely agree.

> You can also thank whatever gods you believe in that M$ didn't make
> the WAV format as proprietary as the DOC format...
> Best,
> dp
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