Re: [linux-audio-user] Poor Schmuck...

From: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 02:45:30 EEST

Thank you for saying it, Jan.

I do realize that this fellow vindicates Jay V's contention that indeed
things ought to "just work" (I often feel that way about my guitar), but
this article (blog?) is 'way poorly researched.

Come on, doesn't someone here want to write for O'Reilly ? They pay
decently, and they are obviously in need of someone who truly
understands this stuff.



Jan Depner wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 17:04, Reuben Martin wrote:
>>Seems this fella from Oreilly is having some trouble figuring out how
>>to get ardour, jack, and the like working to his satisfaction.
> But, but, how can this be? He's been a "full-time writer and
>technology consultant/developer since 2000 and has worked for a variety
>of publishers and companies". Apparently he doesn't want to read
>documentation, ask online, check the FAQs, etc. He didn't even know
>about ALSA's envy24control for his Delta 1010. Comparing Ardour to
>Firefox is pretty ridiculous as well.
> "a real sticking issue is the fact that it looks so drastically
>different from the rest of my GNOME driven desktop (Ardour uses GTK) and
>is rather unintuitive". Ooh, it's not esthetically pleasing. Give me a
>break. Yes, Ardour is complicated, duh.
> "If I can't use it, how is someone with no knowledge of audio
>recording supposed to use it?" It wasn't designed for someone with no
>knowledge of audio recording. That's what Cakewalk and its ilk are for.
> One of the comments was pretty nice too - "Just getting your instant
>messager to notify you of a message while you are playing music from
>XMMS". Are we interested in doing serious recording here or are we just
>wanking around on the box? Pick one.
> I wonder if this guy has gone to a real studio and used a full-blown
>Alsihad, er, Pro-Tools system. Yeah, it just works right out of the box
>but it takes a damn PhD to run it. Hell, I was trying to mix on a
>stinking little VS2000CD the other day and I actually had to read the
>manual (what a surprise). The only reasonable bitch you can make about
>Ardour is that it doesn't have a full manual yet.
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