[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware
qharley at wbs.co.za
Tue Jan 20 23:59:48 PST 2009
Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Quentin Harley wrote:
>> Nice thing about DAW hardware is that most of it is developed
>> already, and you just need to find the winning combination. At least
>> we know where to get the software for it
> This is really dependent on whether we are providing a custom solution
> or a retail product.
> Making Ardour run on existing products is an interesting idea but I
> don't see much money coming from it.
What I mean by "existing" is something along these lines...
Lean mean ardour machine:
* Powerful small form factor motherboard in a silent custom case
running stripped down audio only Linux distro
* Flash based drives for high reliability under touring conditions
* High end ADAT card inside
* Optional bundled with high end ADAT able input interface, worthy
of studio owners attention
* Optional bundled with USB control surface, tested extensively in
the hardware environment.
* Streamlined work flow, enabling the user to fluently make a
recording, mix, master and burn Red Book master without the need
of another system
If this was available for sale when I started out, I would probably buy
it. I had to set this up for myself at high cost in terms of time to
implement - (set-up learning curve)
Another example of implementation on existing hardware is the little
Trinity Indamixx: http://www.64studio.com/remix_award
> We already have at least three companies that have built hardware with
> Ardour. It's worth following up with them to find out if there is
> anything new that we can do for them but this time tackle it as a dev
> team working for Linux Audio Systems under Pauls direction.
I like this line of thought. This is cooking with gas for the fist time!
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