[linux-audio-user] The BIG picture

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 18:25:54 EST 2006

On 12/24/06, Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey at boosthardware.com> wrote:
> Chuckk Hubbard wrote:
> >
> > At any rate, I can't imagine a professional audio studio today being
> > without some Macs, but I hope Linux can change that.
> Broadcast studios are different beasts.
> > For that to
> > happen, though, would take lots more application development and
> > especially interface development.
> >
> I agree that we need more Linux dev but that's kind of like saying we
> need new solutions to the words pollution problem.
> It's just a matter of time.
> As long as I'm around there will be dev and I know of at least 500 other
> people who feel the same way...
> Our general policy is: "The more, the merrier".

Ho ho ho.  Yes, the more of you, the merrier.  heh
If I end up doing more serious audio programs, I expect to keep them
free, but I can't see myself doing Linux development.  So far the only
thing I've made that could be called a program is a patch for
composing in alternate tuning systems for Pure Data.  It is complex,
though, and would certainly be regarded as a program if rewritten in
Anyway, one thing I notice is that Linux lovers seem to esteem
programs for their power, whereas the average user (even
"professional" content people) will notice the interface more- power
is cheap these days.  And I could be wrong, but it seems like, if
someone is only writing a program out of their own interest,
programming the interface is likely to be the least interesting part.
Although, as I've learned in the last few weeks, reverse-engineering
wifi and audio drivers is just as urgent a task.

Btw, one thing I've found completely missing from Linux and the free
software world is an audio/MIDI sequencer that can sync to video.  If
anyone knows of one, I'd love to get my hands on it.


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work hard at work worth doing."
-Theodore Roosevelt

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