[ardour-users] Linux vs. other stuff

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 10:02:33 PST 2005

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 12:54:29 -0500, Brett McCoy
<idragosani at chapelperilous.net> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > 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'. ;-)
> I hear Poor Tools (as some Nuendo users I know call it) is more stable
> on the Mac than under Winders.

I think that's probably true. Unfortunately the Mac platform has
always been far too expensive, and while the main app is more stable
the ability of the Mac platform to run plugins if far poorer, so it's
a bit trade off.

PC - PTLE - unstable, but I get reverb and other goodies
Mac - PTLE - stable, but not as many plugins

I'm looking at a Mac Mini right now as I'm so fed up with Windows.
Either that or dump PT completely and go with Ardour and reduced
hardware choices. I think Ardour will do audio better than PTLE in the
near future. However without MIDI and without access to better high
-end hardware (ala the better 1394 devices, etc.) it's a hard choice.

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