[LAU] Subject: Albums under a label recorded and/or mixed with Linux

shanerich at email.com shanerich at email.com
Thu Sep 23 00:18:52 UTC 2010

>Hi all,
>just for curiosity
>how many albums (if any) *under a record label*
>have been recorded and/or mixed with Linux?

A little OT, but anyhow:

As somebody who has been doing the "major label dance" for the last 6 
months, I have found the following:

Major Label Representative: Run a freaking mile. They realise that if 
you're a linux user, you have a brain and can see through their crap. 
If they don't run, you find they have to "remix" on protools, even if 
the end result is the same or worse, they claim it's better.*

Major Label Engineer: Show them a copy of Ardour and they are 
immediately comfortable. Show them Jamin and they ask if it runs on 
Windows. Engineers are practical people, even the corporate ones. Does 
it work? Great!

So I suspect the answer to your question would be both "close to zero" 
(Linux distro) and "quite a lot" (Linux embedded), as Paul pointed out.

*For the record, last engineer sneakily loaded the final two-track, ran 
it through the console and bussed it direct to the master outs, whilst 
pretending to twiddle by sweeping through the mids before returning it 
to zero, and throwing the faders around on the non-bussed tracks, 
making A&R guy happy. Lots of "oohs" and "aahs" and "Eso!" ("That's 
It!"). Idiota.

That's South America, and generally very Linux friendly here, I suspect 
the "developed world" would be a nightmare.

- shane

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