[LAU] pro gear that runs embedded linux...

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Sep 5 18:58:52 UTC 2013

On 09/05/2013 08:15 AM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> hi guys!
> i'm sure you all have seen your share of professional audio, video, and
> lighting gear that apparently runs embedded linux but never mentions it
> much (unless you happen upon the briefly flashing penguins immediately
> after booting)...
> i just came across the midas pro2 (which i have to learn for an upcoming
> job), and lo and behold, in the manual, midas saith:
> "The PRO2 uses the reliable Linux operating system."
> not exactly in the brochure afaict, but in the very prominent first
> section of the manual. :)
> other expensive boxes i've seen and used which appear to be running linux:
> * Allen & Heath iLive and GLD series audio mixers
> * LAWO mc² series of audio mixers
> * grandMA2 series of lighting controllers
> * the DirectOut M.1k2 16x16 MADI router
> none of these make a secret out of their OS, but it doesn't seem to be
> an advertising item, either. is it because people are generally
> disinterested in and/or frightened by the fact that their gear has to
> have some sort of operating system inside? i wonder if we'll live to see
> the day where "linux inside" is a hot marketing punchline.

I think most musicians don't think of operating systems. Wouldn't be 
surprised if they think the audio app they use most is the OS. ;-)

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