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

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Sat Jan 11 00:49:18 PST 2014

On 01/11/2014 02:12 AM, ChaosEsque Team wrote:
> Low end amps, like the peavy VIP series come with usb connectivity, as do low end
> (Ie: worthless regular humans can buy these things) usb microphones.

yes, and if you buy them, you have been screwed by the manufacturer. 
tough luck.
usb on these devices is a gimmick, nothing more. it is ok and convenient 
if you want to use just one device, but it's not a good idea to build a 
studio from three or more usb devices. if somebody made you believe that 
when you bought yours, yell at them, not ardour developers.

hell, even very low budget musicians can afford decent quality mics 
after flipping a few burgers. it's not that there is nothing under 100$ 
anymore. but you should have spent the money you apparently spent on 
multiple USB gadgets on standard microphones and a simple multichannel 
card instead.

or buy a used mac and use the coreaudio aggregate device with multiple 
usbs. you are in for a world of pain, but judging from your earlier 
mails, that's precisely what you're looking for.

final remark: don't you think it's kind of ridiculous to pull the 
low-class vs. elitist card on this list? most people here have 
contributed sizable amounts of work to the commons, for free, in the 
form of code, documentation, workshops etc, which is available to YOU. 
the proper way of responding is to either shut up and go elsewhere or 
show at least some appreciation.
maybe you can try the phone support line of your vendor of choice next 
time you need to let off some steam.

Jörn Nettingsmeier
Lortzingstr. 11, 45128 Essen, Tel. +49 177 7937487

Meister für Veranstaltungstechnik (Bühne/Studio)
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