Should I go Mac or PC. Neither!! 2803
On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 22:47:30 -0700, Mr. Tapeguy
It's not knocking it at all. If people want PT or Nuendo or whatever, that's what they should use.
I use CubaseSX most of the time. I never quite got the hang of the religion side of software.
To be fair it's only in the last couple of years that the average desktop kernel has become useable for DAWs.
The larger part of Linux users are more interested in server-HPC use where throughput cannot be compromised for latency. Embedded audio and military-avionics have used hard real time kernels for years, but these have other compromises when used for general purpose desktop work.
The way it's all ended up is that recent desktop distros like Ubuntu come with the 'low latency preempt' scheduler, which is adequate for audio.
Should I go Mac or PC. Neither!! 2804
Well... Shake is an interesting case, because apparently it's basically being replaced with a new app (due in 2008) that will be Mac-only. The reason...
People who need sub millisecond latencies use the 'real time' kernel that is more aggressive (software irq handling, 99% kernel preemption), but still 'soft' real time.
Should I go Mac or PC. Neither!! 2805
ZnU Undboubtedly Core Image one of the centerpieces of all future Apple multimedia application develpment. Of course while Linux doesn't have the equivalent for...
If I haven't thoroughly bored anyone reading this yet, there is a video of a somewhat technical talk on this subject from the last Linux Audio Conference here: