Gerald Mwangi gerald.mwangi at gmx.de
Thu Apr 12 21:16:01 UTC 2012

well the fact is: Even though searching the net extensively, I don't
know which companies are linux friendly (except Focusrite).
So maybe an Idea is to put a list on linuxaudio.org . Or is it there and
I missed it?
On Do, 2012-04-12 at 21:15 +0200, thijs van severen wrote:

> hey Ronald, having a bad day ?  ;-))
> 2012/4/12 Ronald Stewart <ronaldjstewart at gmail.com>
>         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
>         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 INSANE LOOPS
>         OF CRAPPY STUFF THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>         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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