[LAD] [LAU] Linux Audio 2012: Is Linux Audio moving forward?

Louigi Verona louigi.verona at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 10:13:41 UTC 2012

Hey Dan!

"Saving projects is only tricky if you use the modular approach versus
instrument plugins hence this isn't really a problem for A3 and qtractor."

True, but since there are very few plugins, most power of Linux Audio today
is not in its plugin collection ;)

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Dan MacDonald <allcoms at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi LV!
> Nice and interesting write up of your experiences and opinions there. I
> agree with most all of it except:
> "Saving projects is still a huge problem. In addition to LADISH we do now
> have NSM, the Non-Session Manager, which seems like a workable solution, so
> we'll see how this works out in the long run.
> LMMS seems to be the only game in town for those who want to save full
> projects by just clicking "Save" and not having to install and configure a
> "session manager". I must admit, by the way, that I have not followed LMMS
> recently."
> Saving projects is only tricky if you use the modular approach versus
> instrument plugins hence this isn't really a problem for A3 and qtractor.
> Aside from LMMS, MusE and sunvox have a few integrated instruments so they
> don't have this problem either (if you stick to the built-in synths for
> Muse only - sunvox doesn't handle plugins) and pretty soon MusE should gain
> native VST support to further improve this situation.
> Your article has reminded me of my one and only JACK complaint/ feature
> (yep - just one!!!) request which I filed a couple of years ago now but is
> still to be addressed:
> http://trac.jackaudio.org/ticket/202
> I'm surprised others haven't been asking for more descriptive 'device
> busy' error messages from JACK as for many years this has been my only
> issue with JACK - it doesn't start and you don't know what process is
> preventing it doing so. Quite often I'll not bother doing the detective
> work and just reboot but that is hardly ideal so I think this small
> addition would make JACK (and qjackctl) and as a result Linux audio much
> more user friendly.
> Your thoughts Mr Davis?
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hey fellas!
>> Would like to present an article I've written. Mostly wrote it to start a
>> conversation and hear what others have to say on the subject.
>> http://www.louigiverona.ru/?page=projects&s=writings&t=linux&a=linux_progress
>> You can comment here or on my textboard (which does not require
>> registration).
>> --
>> Louigi Verona
>> http://www.louigiverona.ru/
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Louigi Verona
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