[ardour-dev] o'reilly

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Tue Feb 15 15:53:44 PST 2005

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 06:38:32PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> i am having a conversation with an editor from o'reilly:
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> This looks interesting.  Tell me more:
> -- How many people are actively using Ardour in day-to-day operations?  In
> other words, what's the installed base right now?
> -- How many downloads of Ardour have there been?
> -- Are there any "high profile" users?  For example, did Green Day record
> their latest and greatest using Ardour?
> I'm trying to establish the current market size and growth rate which, in
> turn, will help me determine the potential for sales of books about the
> tool.
> The program looks cool to me as someone who has spent many, many hours in
> recording studios (as a musician).  However, my experience has been almost
> entirely analog and my digital recording experience is limited almost
> entirely to a single recording session in a ProTools environment, and in
> using Garageband on my Mac at home to replace my Tascam PortaStudio ;-)
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> what should my answers be?

If you're wondering how many of us would buy an Ardour book from
O'Reilly, I certainly would. I can't really speak to any
of the explicit questions he asked.
I actively use ardour, but not nearly every day, and not for
anything "pro".


Paul Winkler

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