Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

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Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

Post by jack o-trades » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:03 pm

Hello all,

I own a R16 Recorder/Audio Interface/Controller. And as Audio Interface it'll be connected with a Linux desktop.

A quick search learned that I'm not the only one on these forums with a Zoom R16 at home and Linux on their home computers. And I didn't even check all the other Zoom forims for 'Linux' quotes.

Officially, Zoom is only "suited" for the MS Windows and Mac markets. In practice, though, the Linux community seems to count many Zoom owners as well. But at the moment the latter category is scattered all over the place. Hard to find if you need them. So I believe there's an argument for a Linux subforum. The best, I think, that it'll improve communication and exchange between groups that normally don't interact that much with each other.

I'd be interested to hear the opinion of posters and readers. As well as, of course the people behind Zoom Forums.

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Re: Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

Post by Jim_Fogle » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:38 pm

jack o-trades,

It's been awhile since you've posted so welcome back!

Both Linux and Zoom have devoted followers so I believe your suggestion has some merit; however I'm not the forum owner.
I didn't even check all the other Zoom forims for 'Linux' quotes.
I don't know how many Zoom forums there are. :lol: This is the only Zoom forum I know of and the only one that shows up in a quick search.
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Post by Zoetrope » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:06 am

If five other people post here and say this would be useful to them I'll add it.
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Re: Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

Post by Jim_Fogle » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:39 pm

Zoetrope wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:06 am
If five other people post here and say this would be useful to them I'll add it.
All right jack o-trades, looks like the ball is back in your court! Soon all your R-16 buddies running Linux will have a place to meet. I'm looking forward to reading the posts.
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Re: Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

Post by jack o-trades » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:59 am

Hi Jim,

What a nice welcome back! How very, very kind of you. Thank you.

One reason for my long absence has been my that my current home studio set-up has let me frightfully down, for much longer than I care to remember. To such an extent even that it threatened to suck away every motivation for producing music. In that chain, my R16 served as an audio interface, mainly. I hardly used it for recording purposes then, perennially occupied as I was with PC desktop troubleshooting, so I didn't have much to write about in this forum.

My second reason has been that political developments hitting me on a very personal, if not existential level effectively crushed every thought of all creative processes then running. And that for quite a while ahead. At the time of writing, the situation I'm in is still far from resolved, sadly. Nevertheless, some peace of mind has been restored, in the meanwhile. Which also means that, once more, I can look calmly at how best to overhaul my current home studio mess.

One way of achieving that (and becoming increasingly more attractive) is to make my Zoom R16 the centrepiece. Which, I expect, will also contribute much to getting rid of an overkill of external wiring. That, too, you see, has been standing inordinately in the way of actually making music. Besides, I only recently discovered that Windows & Mac users are able to display all R16 tracks on their screens. Great if that'd be feasible, too, for R16 users within a Linux context, of course. Yet this will undoubtedly come with some challenges, I expect.

I landed here first, though, so as to check as to whether any reactions in connection with my suggestion for a Linux sub-forum had come in. And yep, you're right, Jim: the ball is now definitely in my court. But as I was tallying the number of Linux-related posts, I only looked at R16 posts. However, Board Index also shows loads of forums dedicated to H-, HD-, MRS- and R-series - these weren't included in my cursory research. I might have found some Linux users there as well, I bet, had I delved any deeper!

And thanks very much once again, too, for the kindness bestowed on me!

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Re: Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

Post by Jim_Fogle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:52 pm

jack o-trades,

As I'm sure you know, Zoetrope owns and runs this forum. He supports your idea so you have the space. Now you need to find additional users of both Linux and Zoom.

I think everyone goes through phases where life gets in the way of practicing a hobby. Glad you're back with us.
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Re: Suggestion: how about a Linux subforum?

Post by jack o-trades » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi there once again, Jim!

I'm pleased that Zoetrope sees some merit in my idea, so I haven't wasted any time to put it to the test. Have a look in 'All Other Zoom Gear and Zoom Talk': you'll find my eloquent plea there.

By the way, though: making music has never been a mere "hobby" to me. I hate that word, really. Or the inference of it, rather, as a matter of fact, since it reeks of being non-committal in a sloppy sort of way. Or, at best, of a fly-by-night best to be ignored by "serious" practitioners.

Take Django Reinhardt for instance - the legendary French guitarist. As far as I'm aware, he never received a second of formal music training of any kind in all his life. And yet even with just three fingers of his chord hand functional, he always massively outplayed all and sundry who did! But in this context, Django would, absurdly, STILL count as a "hobbyist", I reckon!

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