[ubuntu-studio-devel] Elementary OS
len at ovenwerks.net
Tue Sep 8 23:55:47 UTC 2015
On Tue, 8 Sep 2015, ttoine wrote:
> In term of free software, yes, the offer is poor. But some great stuff are
> - Ardour
> - LMMS (equivalent of Fruity loops, not of Ableton Live)
> - Qtractor
> - Kdenlive
> - Cinerella
> - Blender
> - Gimp
> - Inkscape
> - Scribus
> - Some plugins are very good, some bad, let's highlight the good ones. Most of
> people have a lot of free and cracked plugins, but actually are using only a few
> ones. And even on Windows and Mac, plugins can make a sequencer crash, they are
> used to it.
Speaking only of the audio applications. One of the problems we have, is
that the good apps in most cases need a running Jack. So the user who is
trying things out finds that they are drawn to the poorer applications
because they just start and work. Having a running jack from session start
might turn some of this around.
> - Do someone know if we could package and distribute Open AV apps ?
The licence is not bad (by debian standards), but the dev has no time to
package or maintain a package. He is not the only one.
> Those are not finished products, they are open source projects. However, it is
> possible to achieve the creation of great content when you know how to use them.
> On the non free software side, there are:
> - Mixbus
> - Lightworks
> - Bitwig (equivalent of Live, made by former Ableton employees)
> - Many people own licenses, and have hardware for that. We need to attract them
> with a simple and stable system. With a place where they can find documentation
> and support.
> - Let's highlight them !
That is good too. Some of the free/open projects are sponsored by the
non-free ones. Pointing them out as a good idea and providing a good
stable platform for them to run on is a great idea.
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