stanlea wrote:ret wrote:Now majority of people saying they use linux for making music actually use windows software with wine because native linux audio sofware still misses lots of even the most basic features needed for the platform to be usable. It's sad but it's the ugly truth of how things are.
People on KVR, maybe. Majority, certainly not : see (and hear) GPLed music sites.
With the new Hexter, Yoshimi/zynaddsubfx, and Calf-MonoSynth releases,
The average joe would be hard-pressed to get the same sonic potential
from any three non-linux apps, for under $300.
Perhaps more $$$ if one has an old
computer setup, and needed/wanted the great U-he Diva,
forcing a hardware upgrade.
While linux is utterly usable, and a delight, for many,
(and I have no 'Masters' wallpaper to brag on) there is no
industrial strength reason for a musician to refuse using windows
(make that Intel/AMD) instruments/apps in wine.
People are free to go 'linux only', whether as a proof of concept,
as a discipline, out of some peculiar or temporary necessity, or simply for
'The Love Of The Game'.
It's not like wealthy 0S-ex owners (or formerly wealthy )
don't come around every Tuesday, crying about 'no Mac version of a-z'.
Although since Synth1 is ported to Mac, the STN ratio is better.