(Quentin) #21

I was pulled into linux (rather sucked in) when I sat up my home studio. My MS box had a few demo versions of software on it, and obviously it did not do the job I needed it to do. So off the the shops.

After getting the hardware I needed, the budget was sorely lacking for software. I had 2 choices. Linux or warez.

Took me a while to get used to linux, but I can now do everything I used to do in Windows, but more efficient, and more stable.

MS is a good all round OS. Sometimes you just need a specialist to do a special job

Windows- -;

(Johan De Groote) #22
One of the best audio editing programs, imo, Cool Edit, was bought by Adobe. I miss it...

This is what drove me to linux. I still miss it for it’s audio restoration capabilities.

(Breakerfall) #23

I’m a little confused how you were driven to Linux by Cool Edit being bought out by Adobe. They released it under a new name, but it was the exact same version as cool edit pro 2(.1). Same software, new name and new owner.

It’s called Adobe Audition. Perhaps the newer versions have had a graphical face lift, who knows…

I have to admit, I also really enjoyed using CEP, it was fun to use. The UI was very intuitive and really clean. I even loved the fact it had an integrated WAV editor. It’s been a good few years since I’ve used CEP though.

(Jnbostrom) #24

I’m a Linux user, but every once and a while I want to do some recording on a Windows laptop. Is it at all possible for you to give me the Windows version? I will NOT expect (or ask for) support of ANY kind. I just want to have it to play around with and make music under Windows. I’m used to unstable software and won’t mind if there’s some bugs in it. Thanks! :slight_smile:

(Slavebell2003) #25

Im a S.A.E. institute student and whan i saw Ardour in S.A.E. magazine i was thrilled!! But now i see its not for Windows… Cmon people im not useing warez, i buyed all my samples and vst-is, and now i need just great recording software. Since i know for shure ill never have Nuendo i beg u pls relese windows version. Please!

(Fwdprojects) #26

For those who are interested in using/developing/supporting an open source Windows (but multiplatform too) DAW, please switch to Traverso:

Marco Ravich

(Danni Coy) #27

Slavbel - Check your Hardware compatibility with linux...

You are going to SAE which means you are already learning to use Mac - one more operating system isn't going to kill you.

Provided you have hardware supported by Linux you will find that something like Ubuntu Studio will allow you to use Ardour. It comes with the latest version of Ardour pre-installed and is pretty straight forward to install and setup on most pcs. You can also go for a live CD where you can run Ardour from a disk... I think studio 64 does this.

(Pablo Fernández) #28

Yes, you can try 64Studio live CD. It won’t hurt. You can have a dual boot system Windows/Linux with UbuntuStudio or 64Studio. You can even run lots of windows applications in Linux (wine). And it’s free (as in fredom) software. Give it a try with the Live CD.

(Tommy Bongaerts) #29

I’m sorry, but Traverso doesn’t even come close…

Anyway, I’d wait with a Windows version as well. GNU/Linux is becoming a great OS for audio production, and having a great DAW that isn’t available on Windows might attract more people to GNU/Linux.

(Fwdprojects) #30

I’m sorry, but Traverso
doesn’t even come close…

…at the moment…

GNU/Linux is becoming a
great OS for audio
production, and having a
great DAW that isn’t
available on Windows might
attract more people to

Please check out this article:
Why Not Help Linux?

Linux is Intended for Servers
Linux’s kernel is primarily intended as a server operating system. Yeah, yeah, there are tweaks that have been made to the sources to help with responsiveness on the desktop, but they have not been made official part of the kernel.

That’s why i would really prefer an Haiku port.

BTW the team is not interested…

Marco Ravich

(Philicorda) #31

Paradoxically, Beos was designed for low latency audio but never seemed to achieve it in real life, while Linux was not originally designed for low latency but can work very well.

A lot of people assume Beos was a good low latency OS, but very few people used it, even fewer had a supported sound card capable of low latency, and even fewer got it working. I never did anyway, despite having ALL the sound cards it supposedly supported.

I hope Haiku improves on this, but I think you are in for a long wait…

(Frederik Nnaji) #32

you sure have a point here!
soundblaster and low latency work through jack !!! what a heavy idea, i love your thinking
i’m sure you get a powerful sound out of that old box of yours, especially after my friend
showed me how he now uses an old C64 as synthesizer and a gameboy with sequencer, too…

(Barisurum) #33

Sorry moved to a new thread