tramp wrote:Linuxmusician01 wrote:But I just wanted to know why people use Windows software (DAW's) on Linux...
I don't know either
There's not that much choice of plugins in Linux. The non-competitive environment of Open Source and the fact that people are not doing that to pay for a living makes keeping up with high-quality filters (for soft synths) and other developements pretty difficult.
In general. . This said, there are excellent plugins such as the the ones from u-he, OvertoneDSP, DiscoDSP, Tracktion, pianoteq, Loomer but all of these guys also are making plugins that runs under Windows/Mac. Could they make it with only their Linux plugins and keep up to date with developments and even be known for high-quality, without the revenue aspects of the Windows and Mac business ?
Look at all the high-quality plugins out there. Most do not make Linux versions. And they are keeping up and innovating (1) most of the time. They generate a lot of discussions, have many followers, are very active, making sales, developing new plugins, refining their algorithms, etc...
It is possible for creating music using a LInux workstation to use these plugins and benefit from those developments.
(1) Innovating that is, while still keeping in mind the user. Which is very different from academic development in which the user does not count much.