[linux-audio-user] Attracting more Linux audio developers

Jay Vaughan jayv at synth.net
Wed Dec 13 07:09:05 EST 2006

>Any thoughts?

I think the timing and market are ripe for someone to come along with 
a complete, integrated Linux audio solution that "Just Plain Works", 
with no setup fuss, no hassle/stress with drivers, etc.

In other words, if someone would set themselves up as a hardware 
vendor exclusively catering to audio production work, and produced 
completed systems that have everything on-board, working the way it 
should work, with no fuss for the end user, there'd be more people 
willing to take a look at using Linux for audio-related work.

As it stands right now, you have to be quite the hacker to get a 
Linux-based studio up and running, and its not really fun.

Continually trying to keep up with the PC/Mac softsynth world is not 
really pushing things out onto the edge of the tip, where Linux 
traditionally thrives .. Personally, as a musician and as a 
long-term, dedicated, Linux user, I'd like to see a more 'turnkey 
hardware' approach to Linux audio. Imagine if you could (for 
example), put a simple SD card in something like the GP2X and get 
yourself a fully-functional hardware sampler/sequencer environment 
with zero setup fuss .. this, to me, is the way forward for Linux 
audio, and is one way to attract a lot more people to the Linux-audio 



Jay Vaughan

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