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

Marco Bertorello marco.bertorello at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 07:49:35 PST 2014

2014/1/14 Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle at gmail.com>:
> On 14 January 2014 12:11, Marco Bertorello <marco.bertorello at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2014/1/14 Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at koseoglu.org>:
>>> On 14 January 2014 11:00, Marco Bertorello <marco.bertorello at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I agree, but cannot understand where is the problem asking ardour
>>>> people to not consider only professional usage of ardour but also who
>>>> accept the "degraded" quality in order to save money.
>>> As explained many times before, Ardour has nothing to do with it,
>>> Ardour uses Jack & Alsa. Multiple USB sound cards can be joined at
>>> that level, if you like. End of story.
>> Said I that *Ardour* do this?
>> No, I said that ardour people thinks (or speak as they thinking this)
>> that Ardour it's for pro usage only, don't caring of other kind of
>> usage (and it's quite funny, 'cause I don't known any famous artist or
>> SE using Ardour, while I know a lot of hobbists that use it. But maybe
>> I'm wrong and ignorant, so somebody can point me to the last Lady Gaga
>> work recorded with Ardour :) ).
> There is no way that you could tell whether Lady Gaga's studio used
> Ardour or some other DAW because the sound quality with Ardour is
> identical or better than the sound quality of other DAWs.Many top
> professional studios have been using ProTools for years, and the audio
> quality in that is "only" 24 bit,

by the way, she don't use Ardour. May be someone else? Maybe U2? No,
they not. So, who can be said a well known pro that use Ardour? Just a
big name is sufficient, if it exists.

So, please, who is a famous artists and/or SE that use Ardour?

> On the other hand you can safely bet that Lada Gaga's studio do not
> record with multiple USB microphones (for reasons already expressed).

I assume that is true. I never visited the Gaga's studio but seems
that you done this and does't saw any USB mic :) It's strange that you
doesn't saw also Ardour running in her studio :)

> Ardour is intended to be a full featured DAW, not a toy. If a user

Yes, exactly as other DAWs project that doesn't discriminate between
pro and hobbistic usage.

> would prefer a toy there are numerous Apps available for Windows 8 and
> tablets so there is no need to dumb down Ardour. Use whatever you feel
> suits your needs. Personally I find Ardour to be much more user
> friendly than comparable DAWs (compare with Sonar, Cubase, ProTools or
> other "professional" DAWs)

I truly agree with you.

> It IS possible to use multiple USB microphones with Ardour, but that
> is a matter of setting up the computer sound system to handle multiple
> input devices. It is not a recommended way of recording multiple
> channels and most relevant to this discussion, it has nothing to do
> with Ardour, it is entirely about setting up the computer sound
> system. If you need some clues how to do it, see this post on the
> Audacity forum:
> http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?p=146769#p146769

Ok, I assume that most people in this lists usually doesn't read the
email to which they are responding. I repeat, this is not my point, I
know what is jack and what is ardour, I know what their job are.


Marco Bertorello
System Administrator

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