Originally Posted by jefro
Well, No. Linux sucks as a professional musical OS. I am a somewhat player and I use devices and software in my own hobby but I also know most of what is out there.
Saying all that there are some people like me who could survive on linux at least most of the time.
Some hardware is pretty well supported on linux but most is not. I think the Edirol brand is one of the better linux brands.
I don't however want you to loose sight of your goal. If you goal is to create computer based music then stick with it. If you goal it to make good music then loose the computer and work on music in your head and heart. The computer should only help you in the same manner plain
I say that because some of the best musicians I know hate computers and I now agree with them.
I appreciate you passionateness of the subject. This is for electronic music, such as manipulating sounds and editing them, for example, anything. Glass breaking, a cow mooing, dumping out a lot of tin cans and using that sound.
Ive been writing instrumental music for awhile, this is just mainly an experiment on the side, and if anything good comes out of it, then so be it. If I do not enjoy it, well I might have learned.
So I totally agree with you on working out music in your "heart and brain". And I totally agree with you on how the computer can hinder musical composition. That being said, everyone is also different and everyone thinks different. Some people can use the computer. Its weird. But this is a whole realm of a conversation I would rather not get into.
Thanks for the advice and the reply!!! Much appreciated.