Behringer [was Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] RME is no more]

Dave Phillips dlphilp at
Sun Nov 28 14:16:56 EST 2004


  Just so this simple equation isn't overlooked:

    pro-audio != "high-end $$$ studio owners and operators recording pop 

  If we take that into consideration, Marek's assertion may well be 
correct, there are a lot of people working with pro-quality gear outside 
of professional recording studios. I've noticed that pros in the studios 
tend to think of themselves as the *only* professionals in the field.

  That being said, if we accept the narrower and more commonly 
understood meaning of the term "pro-audio" I doubt we'd come up with 50 
such users. Frankly, I doubt that there's 20...

  Also, I like the suggestion that we should start a dialog with the 
AudioScience people.



Marek Peteraj wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 19:28, Chris Metzler wrote:
>>On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 16:48:05 +0100
>>Marek Peteraj <marpet at> wrote:
>>>If MacOSX can have them, so can we, we have a greater marketshare.
>>Among pro-audio users?  Can you show me the source for this claim?
>>Thanks in advance.
>I meant overall marketshare. There are a lot of audio enthusiasts that
>are customers. I don't know how many users use linux audio apps for pro
>audio productions (IIRC there were quite a few people on the ardour
>mailing list), but this alone isn't the only thing the hw manufacturers
>are interested in simply because there aren't as many pro audio studios
>out there as there are manufacturers and their product types.
>So the target group becomes broader yet undefined even though the
>products are aimed for professional usage. I believe that the number of
>pro audio hw customers that are also linux user lies somewhere between
>500-1000. It's a rough guess and it would be interesting to know more
>precisely, because it could be that the linux audio market is already
>more interesting than the macosx market becasue of higher number of
>enthusiasts willing to pay for pro hardware. It hasn't been measured
>yet, and it's similar to overall marketshare where the number could be
>higher because it's difficult to measure the number of dualbooters.
>Perhaps i'm just being optimistic.

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