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

bradley newton haug bradleyhaug at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 16:24:15 EST 2007

you can try all you want to 'fix it in the mix' but you can't polish a
turd.  If you can't play, no engineering on the planet will save you.

In your opinion, of course.  My own opinion is that production and
> arrangement are more important to the impact of a piece than the
> skill of its players, with composition being the most important of
> all.  You'll say I'm wrong, and you will be wrong.

watch a high school shakespeare rendition sometime.

> But neither of our opinions matter to people who are looking at Linux
> audio tools and finding them lacking.  Saying "That feature that I've
> never heard of sucks, and if you use it, your style of music sucks"
> doesn't come off as an indictment of commercialism so much as it
> resembles sour grapes.

if you have to step input your music and rely on groove quant to make it
'real' you are speaking from a massive musical disadvantage.  We've been
making music
for tens of thousands of years, it seems to me you're the one blaming your

> If you're happy with Linux audio being as limited as a glorified tape
> recorder, that's fine, but some of us have higher ambitions.

again, if you can't record music with a 'record' and 'stop' button.  Nothing
can really help you.

Can linux replace a windows or OSX rig that a schmuck can load up, slap some
loops on, use factory presets on
their softsynths and press a magic button to fix their amateurish keyboard


can linux be used to make music?  yes

-bradley newton haug

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