Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Commercial audio software on Linux

From: Joe Hartley <jh@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Aug 19 2006 - 19:04:22 EEST

On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 17:12:07 +0200
Davy Wentzler <> wrote:
> > Are we talking of a closed sourced commercial app or an open sourced
> > one?
> Closed source.

Hi Davy, nice to meet another ex-Amiga fan here! I had one of the first
1000s, and eventually got a 3000 and LOVED those machines. I used to do
a fair amount of radio production years ago, and the first time I recorded
and edited a promo on the Amiga, I threw away my razor blade and splicing

While I think it's possible to make a closed source commercial application
for Linux that's successful, it's got to be an absolutely killer app, and
unfortunately, I think you're positioned way behind the curve.

As others have mentioned, Ardour ( ) is the reigning
champion of multitrack recording programs under Linux. A big part of its
success is due to the fact that its author has also designed JACK, the
low-latency audio server that more and more Linux audio apps rely on.

It's such a polished piece of software that Harrison/GLW (maker of consoles
to die for) is integrating it with some of their products. (A pic is
available at ).

Despite the fact that this is a piece of first-class software rivalling
ProTools, it's released under the GPL and is freely distributable. It's
going to be an uphill battle to release a tool that does less (judging from
the feature lists) and costs more to implement.

Nevertheless, I wish you luck, because Audio Evolution's always had a
very good reputation, and it's never a bad thing to have alternatives.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh@email-addr-hidden
Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa
Received on Sat Aug 19 20:15:05 2006

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