[ardour-users] Linux vs. other stuff

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 09:52:06 PST 2005

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 09:28:40 -0800, matt at tinysongs.com
<matt at tinysongs.com> wrote:
> Just a fun FYI-
> I was in amy master's advanced electronic music class the other day and all the
> pro tools rigs were crashing like mad while my ardour machine was rock solid.
> People talk about how open source apps are unstable, but relly I think they are
> just as stable as commercial apps once you start pushing the limits.

I'm a Pro Tools user. It's terrible. Just as soon as it gets stable
some M$ update comes along that kills it. Add or delete a plugin, it
kills it. Edit too much MIDI data, I killed it. Switching an audio
drive on after starting PT. It kills it.

I'm what Ron calls a 'Pro Fool'. ;-)

If there was really timely support for new, higher-end hardware under
Linux then I'd be ready to jump. Unfortunately the hardware choices
are very limited. Hooray for what we got from RME when RME was
supporting us. My HDSP 9652 is finally a pretty stable solution.

- Mark

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