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Re: Defining "pro"

i'll chime in briefly on what "pro" means to me in terms of gear. this 
issue has been sharpened recently by apple's purchase of eMagic's Logic 

for gear to be pro means a few things. if we leave this to audio 
hardware devices, i'll take for granted a level of usability that 
includes  reasonable noise floor, etc.

the two most important factors ( as someone who has been lucky enough 
to make a decent living as a recording artist/ performer) is that
1) it is roadworthy. that is to say that i can put it in a road case 
and take it across the ocean and when i power it on, it works.
2) that it has real live customer support. (this is where apple is 
dropping the ball with logic.. i could go on and on, but i won't...)

sadly, two of my favorite pieces of gear failed in both areas. the EDP 
and the Repeater. i love them both dearly, but both have failed the 
test of reliability and customer support. once, the EDP refused to work 
at a festival in holland in front of 10,000 people. big drag...

i still use the edp, but only with a backup. and only when i can live 
without it.

has anyone looked into "bulletproofing" one of these things? making it 
really solid?

just curious.

ric hordinski

On Oct 18, 2005, at 2:48 PM, Travis Hartnett wrote:

> It came from a discussion of tools and what was an acceptable tool,
> and what wasn't.  The needs of a professional and an amateur have a
> lot in common, but not entirely, and in the ongoing discussion of what
> makes a good looping tool, the intended audience has to be considered
> and classified.
> TravisH
> On 10/18/05, mark sottilaro <zerocrossing2001@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I'll go with that definition... but why do we care?
> [snip]
>> Why is anyone here conserned with how we get our
>> money?  If you loop and you love it, that's all that
>> matters.
>> Mark