[LAU] A year of Linux Audio revisited - would like to know your oppinion

lanas lanas at securenet.net
Tue Dec 11 06:09:07 EST 2007

Le Mardi, 11 Décembre 2007 08:42:56 +0100,
Sebastian Tschöpel <tschoseb at tu-cottbus.de> a écrit :

> http://www.sternenhejim.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=50

I do not agree with the hardware issues of the article. At least not on
the basic functionalities.  As far as I'm concerned I bought, plugged
and played the following items: Alesis Control Pad, and the M-Audio
Prokeys88 and M-Audio Axiom 25 keyboards.  Now, there's no software to
use for storing presets on the Axiom 25 (only Windows) but that's OK
since I don't need that function.  And the Control Pad came with BFD
drums that so far I cannot use on Linux (haven't looked at it that much
either).  I wouldn't call that hardware issues.

The M-Audio 1010LT card did not require either any configuration apart
from installing it in the PC and reading the manual to know what the
bunch of wires means.

I think these hardware components might be very well be popular.  And I
wouldn't be surprised that _any_ MIDI keyboard would simply show up in
jack after connecting, without aby other thing to do.

And what about drivers ?  Drivers ?  I never installed any friggin'
driver in Linux for making music.  I easily downloaded using the
friendly graphical interface for KDE kyum the Planet CCRMA applications
I needed for making music and that's it.  But drivers ?  I'm curious
about what kind of drivers you need under Linux, and to which hardware
they belong.  Surely there must be some exoensive stuff out there that
requires drivers...



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