Selecting Hardware for Music Production
sean at seandarby.com
Fri Oct 24 08:01:56 BST 2008
I know you were addressing your message (below) to the other Sean,
though I am curious about some of the things you mentioned.
Do you know what equipment definitely does work with Ubuntu Studio? Or
is there a website that lists what does work?
Does USB normally present latency issues with audio/alsa?
What would be a better alternative to USB?
Some people have discouraged the use of firewire, though I'm not sure
You mentioned RME, some others have too, what would be a particular
model/item by RME that would be worth getting?
You said RME PCI, is it just a sound card? Or is there an external
device with it?
On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 18:47 -0400, Matthew Polashek wrote:
> Hi Sean-
> I bought a Multimix 8 for a friend of mine and it works fine. The pre's
> are a little crisp, but it's not terrible. I can do a test tomorrow and
> see how it is with ubuntu studio and a Dell D510, but I have a strong
> feeling there will be latency issues as there normally are with USB
> audio and Alsa.
> I might suggest that you craigslist or ebay all your usb/pci/out stuff
> and get an RME pci with the resulting cash. Keep the 1622.
> Sean Edwards wrote:
> > zZounds has an Alesis MultiMix 8 USB mixer new for $159US, and factory re-sealed for $135US.
> > http://www.zzounds.com/item--ALEMULTIMIX8USB
> > However, I do not know if this device works with Linux/Alsa.
> > In addition to my multiple PCI cards and USB interfaces, I have an Alesis 1622 mixer, and a TOA 10 channel rack mounted mixer. I can then mix, eq, and record my outboard synths, drum machine, and bass in one shot with a mixer output going into a Behringer UA202.
> > If I want to record individual tracks simultaneously, I have 3 stereo/6 mono inputs with the pci sound cards, 2 USB inputs with the UA202, 1 stereo/2 mono inputs with the AC'97 (only if absolutely necessary), and the guitar USB interface with the Behringer UCG102. That's a total of 11 input channels. Once the project is captured in Rosegarden or ecasound, I can manipulate each track. However, I never record all 11 channels at the same time.
> > -=Sean Edwards=-
> > <--------------------------------------->
> > Does anybody know of a decent, probably small, Yamaha or Mackie mixer
> > (that connects to computers) that is close to the $100 price tag?
> > If there is a board that can either USB or firewire into the computer,
> > then would I still need something like the EMU 1616M?
> > Is there a less expensive variation of the EMU 1616M available?
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