if you are irritated by iPod's proprietary and restrictive format support
Craven de Kere wrote:if you are irritated by iPod's proprietary and restrictive format support
???? Are you talking about music purchased from itunes?
Here's the bottom line: ipods aren't that great. They're from an overpriced company which is losing money in all areas except ipods because they are so crappy.
Now, I'm just back from NAMM (national asosiation of music merchants) and after a week or so looking at hundreds of companies. Guess what? not a single computer running on windows that I could see. As was last year and the year before and so on, I wonder why?
Michael_S wrote:Now, I'm just back from NAMM (national asosiation of music merchants) and after a week or so looking at hundreds of companies. Guess what? not a single computer running on windows that I could see. As was last year and the year before and so on, I wonder why?
I hate both Mac and Windows as a long time Unix professional, but all I can say about this is that you really wasted money on those two trips.
What does the "core" of the music buying public use? Mac? Hardly. Not Unix either.
Basically you boondoggled yourself and/or your company to go get indoctrinated by a bunch of Mac users. You might want to rethink your position before you go broke.
Over the years, we've realized that there three major problem areas with the existing audio infrastructure:
The amount of code that runs in the kernel (coupled with buggy device drivers) causes the audio stack to be one of the leading causes of Windows reliability problems.
It's also become clear that while the audio quality in Windows is just fine for normal users, pro-audio enthusiasts are less than happy with the native audio infrastructure. We've made a bunch of changes to the infrastructure to support pro-audio apps, but those were mostly focused around providing mechanisms for those apps to bypass the audio infrastructure.
We've also come to realize that the tools for troubleshootingaudio problems aren't the greatest - it's just too hard to figure out what's going on, and the UI (much of which comes from Windows 3.1) is flat-out too old to be useful.
Now thats funny!!! I mention that at a show attended by the worlds most respected manufactures of recording equipment (Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Motu, DigiDesign, SSL........) who (not me) all use Mac to exhibit their products (although I do too) and you conclude I have wasted money on a trip and we are in danger of going broke. Someone better tell Focusrite, Presonus, Mackie, M-Audio they are all a buch of dummies. LOL
It is true a company like SSL doesn't sell many mixers, a low buget mixer from them costs 100,000 US$. So they are definately in the minority of people using Mac, macking sure thier editing software is compatible with Mac, idiots eh, Windows is the more commonly used platform BuWhaHAhahahahah!!!!
And I bet you still have a Super Beta HiFi video recorder too.
Nothing wrong with Apple, but if you're going to a conference where that is all that is being used, you are your krewe are fools.
The NAMM Show is the largest musical trade show in the world.