I'm IT professional and a musician. I play bass, guitar and do vocals as well as some mixing/mastering.
I've been trying out your product on windows and osx and it is undisputedly is the best on the market so I'm planning getting one with atom sq but there is one thing that bothers me
Lately I've used Windows 10 (asus rog flow x13), Osx (2015 mac book pro) and linux (KDE, laptop core i7 8 gen, 16 ram) with following setup:
Rode NT usb mini (which is 48khz usb inteface mic so it causes switching problems)
Updates suck. You just wake up one day to find out broken mix because OSX took the liberty to implement some required to run API calls or drop 32bit support.
Imagine you going on stage and one update can beak your performance. Not everyone render tracks ahead
BTW: how's M1 support going? You know what I mean
It's that same experience we had since we first seen the miracle of a Personal Computer:
Things never repeat themself. It's impossible to reproduce or easily get logs.
We don't understand how computer works - we're not supposed to. it's magic. if thing doesn't work - reboot, reinstall or forget
What can be seen as unpredictable magic becomes hell for pro user. Like soundcard or ASIO driver just freezing on stage... Hell for a user, developer, tester, product owner.
But... You just get used to it - better than nothing
And there's no one audio driver for you sound card. every soundcard is a blackbox.
Things are hard to setup. Really. Wine is not windows. native DAW totally lack nice Studio One UX. plugins missing.
Situation is dire but people are pushing thorogh. Things are done slowly.
We say wayland will save video and touch input, PipeWire will save audio. It may take a year or ten.
It depends. It depends on who takes a lead and some DAW's did - see https://www.slant.co/topics/6067/~daws-for-linux
I see people over youtube using linux:
https://www.youtube.com/user/unfa00 (about 16k subs see )
Found out that I've had less OS/driver related problems on linux. It's far less messy then others. I hope Pipewire fixes things.
I know it's huge feature to support. I know it takes time. But linux community grows. Even Linus Tech tips promoting it from time to time like this
You cannot measure how many people would switch or how many new clients will be there.
You have abstraction layer anyway or you will be by the end or apple M1 ARM support.
Why not to do linux after that? There's shortage of nice plugins there - you'll sell a lot.
I would totally buy Studio One Professional the day it has a linux version. Hell I would pay a twice the price.
I just want things simple - read logs, google them, send them over to someone else in case of a problem.
I just feel that linux is a better way to go. Software design wise. and it lingers into UX.
It's so easy to get used to SO. I want those built-in plugins on linux. I want that nice interface.
Please help us all to buy your products