Nate figlar wrote:
> Hi Ralf,
> Here's my 2 cents for what it worth anyways
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 6:37 PM, Ralf Mardorf
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I would like to know what kind of people will use Linux for their DAW.
>> 1. Are they more interested to listen to natural instruments or to
>> samples and synthesizers?
> I would say I lean somewhat towards traditional guitar, bass, drums
> although I also like various synths too and even theremins. I do also
> again favor the more vintage synths/keys like the old wurlitzers,
> rhoads, B3 organs. But my old digital korg m1 is my favorite synth for
Ok, you're a dinosaur like me
. I don't like the Korg M1, I'm a fan of
(my) the old DX7, in the full metal case
>> 2. Are there more professionals, resp. formerly professionals or
>> semi-professionals and amateurs?
> I am somewhere in between the pro to semi pro range. I do depend on
> music for part of my income.
I'm something between state benefit and pro
>> 3. Are they able to program software or not?
> Well I can do some scripting but that's about it. I do some work as a
> computer tech in the hardware/troubleshooting relam of things. I can
> say I didn't really start using linux until then. Before that I used
> all pre OS X mac based DAW from about 1995-2001. but as for actually
> programming C+ or more advanced languages that most apps use, No not
I've been a coder for C64 and Atari St. I'm not fine with C but I'm able
to do Assembler for some processors.
We both are nicer a noob nor a neerd ;D.
>> 4. Are they unable to speak English?
> Well I am from the US and English is my only language.
I think the language for Linux is English. My English is broken, but
good enough to read howtoes.
>> I'm afraid that a Linux DAW is something that's only interesting for
>> freakish people.
> I know what you mean but I have seen alot more interest from my peers.
> Especially with the problems and expense of vista. Most "starving
> musicians" I met seem to like the free linux price tag compared to
> that of hundreds or thousands of dollars of windows DAW.
Here's my argument against Linux. I have to inform that I only use Linux.
It's invalid, but no problem to get a crack for Mac or Windows.
Using Windows it might be smarter to use XP instead of Vista.
I don't no much people using Linux to be creative. Sometimes I'm
thinking to use my Atari ST with Cubase and I think about how to get
the money to fix my defect analogue equipment.
Since about a month I have good computer hardware and I'm fine with
Linux, but not at all.
>> Reading about Captain Beefheard, Os Mutantes etc. makes me afraid that
>> we are dinosaurs.
>> Perhaps we all have more long-playing records than CDs!
>> Off topic: I'm a dinosaur. Can anybody tell me something about the state
>> of the art concerning to MIDI-pick ups for guitars?
>> The last time I'll tried to play "Voodoo Chile" using a guitar synth I
>> decided, that it's better not to play synthesizers by guitar, because of
>> the delay. This might be 20 years ago. I've knowledge about studio
>> equipment, but I always ignores the technology for MIDI-pick ups and at
>> the moment I have less contacts to the business.
> hope this helps you Ralf
> best regards,
Thank you Nate.
Even if I don't like statistics, I wish to have some about the use of
Maybe the only really interesting question is, how much we are. How many
people do use a Linux DAW.
This might be not important, but it's still interesting for me.
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