[ubuntu-studio-devel] Some thoughts, frustrations, and considerations.

ttoine ttoine at ttoine.net
Thu Sep 27 07:09:44 UTC 2018

That's all those issues with IRQ and PC design that made me think in the
past to start a PC brand. Having a laptop with integrated 96khz would be
awesome to open some projects "on the road" without the need to have the
usual external device connected. However, I never found someone skilled
enough with architecture to start something.

Len, based on your experience, is there a PC brand that does things better
than the others? Some of sound engineer friends trust Levono Thinkpads, for
it is often recommended by some audio system vendors (but with Windows).

You told that Mac / Coreaudio is great for low latency. However, what about
Windows / Asio? I mean, it also depends a lot of the PC architecture... Can
we compare Linux / Jack, or direct use of Alsa like Ardour is able to do
know, with Windows / Asio? Which one is better?

An other question comes to my mind: Harrison is well known for their
digital live mixing consoles, and they told in the past that they are using
Linux as the operating system. Is it still the case? of course, they are
designing custom hardware, but is there some best practice that we could
get from them?

Antoine THOMAS
Tél: 0663137906

Le jeu. 27 sept. 2018 à 01:29, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> a écrit :

> On Wed, 26 Sep 2018, ttoine wrote:
> > > After all, the point is to be able to install an optimised system
> without
> > spending a lot of time searching for all the software, plugins and
> configurations
> > You can do that with some metapackages, scripts, or even a tutorial.
> Does that
> > justify the work and energy to maintain a distribution? Maybe this
> energy could
> > be more useful to help AVLinux or KXStudio? Just questions, please don't
> see any
> > attack here.
> avlinux and kxstudio are both good sets of SW. Both are audio only though.
> However, with graphics/video, adding sw is relatively sane. Audio, where
> live use is not needed is also quite straight forward, install and go
> kinds of stuff. There are some places where avlinux, kxstudio and some
> other ideas just fall down. Tutorials would be a great help for many
> things such as figuring out how to best use the hardware you already have,
> be it finding a suitable USB plug or using a USB mic for input while
> monitoring with onboard audio (neither avl or kx even try to deal with
> theses things). Studio at least deals with the second, but it would be
> nice to have some better tools for dealing with the first. Even something
> that
> goes through audio devices looking for irq conflicts.
> I think linux audio still has a ways to go.
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