[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Jan 21 02:45:37 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 10:09 +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:

> Speaking from my experience of manufacturing large quantities of audio 
> and multimedia devices it's not as simple as it's is being laid out 
> above. It generally requires a large up front investment of time and 
> money. We would be looking at a minimum order of $100,000 to get most 
> established manufacturers attention just to talk to us. Most 
> manufacturers in Asia are not really interested unless the contract is 
> worth more than $500,000 and ongoing. For a one off contract they 
> usually expect it to be worth something in the vicinity of $2,000,000 
> before they will start the machines.

the good news is that i already have something in the pipeline. no names
until i/we are closer to actually having stuff working.


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