[Ardour-Users] Shaky Ardour... (true love?
geoff at laughingboyrecords.com
Wed Dec 16 13:37:10 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
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
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
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2 Stott Street, Preston, Victoria, Australia 3072
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