[LAD] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Feb 8 00:05:31 UTC 2013

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Michael Bechard <gothmagog at yahoo.com> wrote:

> >> Inconsistent support for VST/VSTi plugins.
> > Paul Davis has already pointed out that this can mean two
> > different things. If someone's workflow *really* depends on
> > native Windows plugins - repeat *if* repeat *really* - then
> > why on earth should such a person want to use Linux ?
> > As regards 'native Linux' VST, I don't see the point of it.
> I'll counter your question with another one; regardless of a user's
> workflow, why *wouldn't* we, as LAD's, want to enable as many different
> kinds of plugins to work on Linux as possible? From a user's perspective,
> having more choice is just better, and there are *tons* of quality DSP
> tools out there in the VST format; there's absolutely no down side.

the down side is that you will be running *Windows* plugins on Linux. this
could be great, then hassle-filled, then non-functional, then great again
depending on the plugins, the state of wine and the precise tools you are

is that "just better" for the user?
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