[LAU] Kim did the switch to Linux

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Aug 5 09:57:34 EDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM, Michael Bohle<opendaw at jacklab.org> wrote:
> Nice article. But colored by ideology.

Nice comments. But colored by workflow choices and a preference for
simplicity over control.

> -I'm more productive with a Mac environment

The best reason you've cited, I think.

>Sooperlooper is an good example: first made for Linux, then ported to OS X and now the "mainstream-Daws" Live and Logic have loopers as new features in their latest versions.

Which once again reinforces the same sales/marketing approach that the
entire audio tech industry offers beginners or relatively new users in
every field: "we'll make it simpler for you". Its a noble sentiment,
and would be a fine one if they actually lived up to the real desire
of users: "make it simpler without taking away any power, control or
options". In the real world, we know that this is not possible. And so
people buy integrated control surfaces/computer audio interfaces
("because its simpler") and then later find that they love the control
surface but need more channels/better quality/lower latency on the
audio interface side and they can't trivially upgrade just one
component without wasting money. Or they buy a DAW with its builtin
live-looper ("because i  don't have to be a computer geek to get it
setup") but then discover that when they want to run the live looper
standalone they can't (or something else isn't quite what they needed)
and so they have to still get a standalone live looper anyway.
Thankfully sooperlooper is available at no cost. Isn't that nice of

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