[Ardour-Users] Multiple USB Input recording ___IS___ needed. No it is not "DUMMB" to want this feature.

will cunningham willpanther at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 21:01:36 PST 2014

I had to deal with this from several different angles last year and this is
the perspective I got:

It's about where Ardour is right now in its original goals, and it's not
'can you do this, but 'can you do this easily and naturally.'  You can
already do professional level recording in Ardour3, but when it finishes
coming into its own, it's really gonna be ready to do some damage for pro
level needs.  This is a special achievement compared to the first time I
tried Ardour in the early 200s.  For time reasons, and the excitement of
this for many of us in the open source audio community, this is where Paul
and crew should focus their efforts.

I was planning on using prosumer cards for pro level needs of some of my
friends because I thought they were on the brink of sounding really good
and assumed that Linux support would become dominant; neither happened.  I
am admitting that I'ts time to buy the entire RME suite for those needs
with Linux.  After some tantrums, I've decided to excite myself that this
level of recording is possible instead of being pissed that pro prosumer
didn't come about.  RME is not overpriced for its quality level.

I recently helped an uber geek who does a lot of presentations at
conferences put together a plan for him

* with a Sampson CO1U USB mic that works fine for his purposes, and we
found a linux app that is easy for him to use.  However, if you used this
for a singer used to mics plugged into real preamp(that start at $500) it
wouldn't fly.  Or these kids who really go at this mixing and matching with
sampling recorded inputs etc use so many effects that they need a really
good sound to start with or the sound would be mush by the final mix.*

*When I had to figure out how the next generation were recording, I found
out I had friends doing professional recordings who were using a Linux
computer in their homes for networking n such that didn't know Linux had
ANY serious apps for pro recording.*

*Rounding out Ardour3 for that crowd is such an achievement that expanding
features for the prosumer world IMHO is wonderful, but is a focus for after
the peak of  Ardour's first mountain is reached.  That level of audiophile
has enough of if not the geek gene, the puttering gene that they'll start
using Ardour, maybe not for all their needs, but as an app they take
seriously, and many of them who are pissed off at Microsoft, and think
Apple is overpriced will use it because they like Linux if they see it as
just comparable to what they're now using.*Will

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM, Brett McCoy <idragosani at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM, Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>wrote:
>>>> Pro sound engineers would not be using ardour.
>> Well dang why didn't someone tell me I shouldn't use Ardour?  Ahh well to
>> late now, and I am to dang lazy to change.
>> So is this guy done trolling yet?
> Guess it's back to Garage Band and Audacity...
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