[Ardour-Users] Shaky Ardour... (true love?

Geoff Beasley geoff at laughingboyrecords.com
Wed Dec 16 13:35:09 PST 2009

I'm going to make a sweeping statement of absolute fact; Ardour is 'almost' 
NEVER the problem. 

I have been a fulltime user (literally!) for over 4 years and in that time 
Ardour has crashed and burnt lots of my work; and it was almost always my 
system and my expectations at fault and not Ardour at all. And when it was 
Ardour, I sought help to debug and get the faults fixed (often within minutes 

On Windows, proprietry software has a gazzilion fixes for the 
shortcomings,faults and design quirks of that OS that you never get to see; 
let alone all of the wonderful,spontainious and truely magical ways your $500+ 
program will find to eat,distort,slip and twist your latest masterpiece into 
nothing more than a vanished collection of meaningless electrons. 

Most of us have been there I'm sure and sometimes with Ardour....

However, if anyone intends to do DAW work in Linux then you MUST learn how to 
build and operate your own system. Then, as a last step, put your audio 
workhorses on top. IMHO, roll-your-own is the only way. Distro's are great, 
but not for serious work as far as i'm concerned.

Ihave had to apologise to -p so many times for things that appeared to be 
Ardour and simply wasn't, that i speak with some knowledge ;)

just my 2c

Geoff Beasley
Laughing Boy Records
2 Stott Street, Preston, Victoria, Australia  3072

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