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

Ricardus Vincente wizardofgosz at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 14:36:08 PST 2009

On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 22:57 +1100, Geoff Beasley wrote:

Geoff clearly knows what he is talking about, since he is in possession
of a time-portal.   ;-)   ;-)


> 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 
> btw) 
> 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
> g.

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