Jason Jones poeticintensity at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 20:07:48 UTC 2012

+1 to Echo's Linux compatibility.  I used the Echo Audiofire12 for a year
in my studio, and it worked wonderfully!  I recently upgraded to an RME
Raydat, and am selling my Audiofire12, if anyone is interested...

www.advancedbudgetstudios.com <--(commercial studio run entirely on Linux)

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Bob Andres <bob at andresonline.net> wrote:

> Seems right on to me......that's the reason I went with Echo Audiofire
> 8's.    Let's keep the good guys in business!!!
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Ronald Stewart <ronaldjstewart at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed today but here is the cold
>> hard facts and truth about the musical instrument business and Linux Audio.
>> First, I have sat down with Tascam TOP DECISION MAKERS for over 30 hours
>> in 7 years with TOTAL FACE TO FACE conversations
>> along with Alesis, Akai, M-Audio, AVID, and EVERY OTHER manufacturer on
>> EARTH!!!
>> Plus I have dealt with Guitar Center, Musicians Friend, and SamAsh buyers
>> for nearly 4 years.
>> Second, Tascam sucks and what you and ALL OTHERS WHO WRITE THIS LONG FELT
>> STORY ABOUT THE POTENTIAL of Linux Audio users need to know
>> and DO is SUPPORT companies that do support Linux Audio.  I suggest Echo
>> Audio because they work with Linux and FFADO and others to make a great
>> user experience for
>> Linux Audio.  There are others like Harrison, RME (kinda) and some class
>> compliant supported devices Edirol, Lexicon, M-audio etc. that are Linux
>> friendly NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE but because of the STEVE JOBS affect
>> of Apple.  In fact Linux is not a priority and neither was Apple until the
>> brute force MARKET SHIFT in Apple lately.
>> Linux is 1% and Apple is at best 7% and the only reason why ANY of these
>> companies are working with Apple is because you CANNOT get into an Apple
>> store or their ECOSYSTEM UNLESS you are class compliant.  Until 2 years ago
>> companies like m-audio and all the rest had their own driver mickey mouse
>> way of making things work.
>> Thank GOD that Apple finally kicked butt enough to straighten out the
>> musical instrument companies bot because they are "great guys" but because
>> of MONEY!!!
>> Now you and everyone else can take this info as fact or not.  BUT and
>> HOWEVER, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to build products
>> in Linux for Linux for YEARS!!!!  With tens of thousands of dollars spent I
>> can tell you from my checkbook and WALLET that I maybe moved the ball from
>> the one yard line to the nine yard line.
>> From experience just go with companies who care about Linux and the user
>> experience and who PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS!!!!
>> Support those programs, software, hardware etc. instead of writing
>> 'heartful letters' in hope of response.  I guarantee you that the decision
>> makers at these companies
>> ARE NOT THAT SMART in fact if they were Apple would hire them.  These
>> 'others' are there because they SUCK at their jobs and decision making
>> abilities and that is why
>> if you ever go to a trade show you will see that companies like FILL IN
>> THE BLANK do not make new and cool stuff but wait for a GREAT product to
>> come along and then KNOCK IT OFF so that everyone else benefits.  The worst
>> part of this is that users go and buy their garbage keeping us in the
>> EXAMPLE the monome cool product with buttons and now their are lame
>> copies by ALL THE BIG BOYS and sadly thats the one a lot of people buy to
>> keep this CRAPPY party going.
>> Period end of story.... if you thinnk you know better then send me your
>> receipts of all the money you spent to challenge and debunk THIS HARD CORE
>> FACT!!!
>> BIG REQUEST can someone post this response somewhere so every time this
>> subject comes up I don't have to keep spelling it out :)
>> Thank you
>> Ronald Stewart
>> Indamixx
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Gerald Mwangi <gerald.mwangi at gmx.de>wrote:
>>> **
>>> Hi guys, I sent the following mail to TASCAM (to the pre-sales
>>> information). Hope to move something in their thinking.
>>> Regards,
>>> Gerald
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm deciding whether to buy the US-1800. Since I run Linux (Ubuntu) with
>>> jack and ardour (www.ardour.org ), I need to know if the device is USB
>>> 2.0 audio class compliant or if there are plans for a dedicated driver. Or
>>> at least plans to publish sufficient information to the linux audio
>>> developers (linuxaudio.org). If nothing is planned in that direction, I
>>> will switch to the Firewire solutions from Focusrite, since Focusrite
>>> actively supports the linux audio developers! It's not that much work to
>>> disclose some information. And you'll have some 500+ linux musicians BUYING
>>> YOUR PRODUCTS! Afterall, your a hardware vendor, not a software vendor.
>>> Regards,
>>> Gerald Mwangi
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