[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware

Quentin Harley qharley at wbs.co.za
Wed Jan 21 00:17:25 PST 2009

Hans Baier wrote:
>> 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
> I really like the idea of selling 100%
> linux-lowlatency-ardour-optimized machines:
> We just put together the parts, take one of the Linux Audio distros,
> customize them fully for the machine.
> Offer several machine profiles (low cost, mid range, high end, laptop
> / portable).
> Use stock hardware to put everything together.
> For the user:
> * no fiddling with hardware and software
> * plug & go
> Support the machines.
> Hans

And the Ardour foundation can print holographic Ardour remove proof 
labels, with a "Paul Davis approved" status attached to it.  Ardour will 
make money by selling stickers :-)

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