[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Jan 22 22:26:16 PST 2009

Quentin Harley wrote:
> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Does anyone know of any other companies offering this kind of service 
>> specifically for the studio market?
> I was contacted for information surrounding studio systems around a 
> year ago by a Durban based company, but I have not heard from them since.
> I suppose the Idea that you have to have certain DAW's running to be 
> "pro" is our main competitor in this field.
> The only way to break this cycle is to work on the session 
> compatibility between the different DAW's and Ardour.  A Studio may 
> have a couple of rooms, each running ardour for the recording, and the 
> old system would be ProTools, Logic, Nuendo etc.  I would not be 
> surprised if the old system gets replaced by and ardour install after 
> a while.  People are in the studio game to make money, and when ardour 
> can perform the same or better, while costing significantly less (like 
> nothing + optional support fees) it should be a winner.  We just need 
> to build the brand first.

And maybe wait for all those SAE kids to start buying their own gear...

Hmm, in Thailand at least, most of the SAE kids are loaded so I would 
imagine there is about a two year turn around on that now that the SAE 
version has been shipped.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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