[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware
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.
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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