Hardware & Software Recommendations?
Daniel Joshua Worth
pipemanmusic at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 14:24:16 GMT 2009
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 7:20 AM, Hartmut Noack <zettberlin at linuxuse.de>wrote:
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> Erik Rasmussen schrieb:
> > Looking for Hardware and Software recommendations...
> > *HARDWARE:*
> > 1. If you build your own desktop computer and you plan to install
> > Studio to do broadcast audio and video production, what *motherboard *
> Any recent mid-price motherboard will do. If you buy a new one from the
> shelf the older the better....
> > and
> > *audio **card *do you recommend?
> Depending on budget:
> lowest: MAudio Audiophile (around Euro/USD 80,-) no other reasonable
> card on the market works the same as smoothly.
> more: MAudio Delta (the same as the Audiophile yet with more analogue
> pro: RME Hammerfall DSP - unbeatable yet with around 500+ on ebay not
> quite cheap.
> > 2. If you are about to purchase a *laptop *for audio and video
> > and to use Ubuntu Studio, what laptop do you recommend?
> > *What Linux native software do you recommend
> > for broadcast quality audio and video production?*
> Every software on Linux produces sound at the maximum quality level that
> can be handled by the hardware.
> There is no artificial limitation in terms of quality in free software
> for Linux.
> > Brief list of *some *software features desired:
> > 1. Can open, edit and save as FLAC audio files (without having to
> > manually convert first).
> > 2. Multi-track editing capabilities.
> > 3. Very detailed graphical representation of waveform.
> > 4. Fast to open and to save files.
> > 5. Visual feedback of audio levels or graphical representation of
> > waveform while recording and playback.
> > 6. Able to gracefully handle and mix with audio files of varying
> > and bit rates.
> I also recommend Ardour but you have to accept, that you need to open
> ("import") every file you want to use in Ardour. There is no
> "rightklick/open with ardour" option in any filemanager. Ardour itself
> knows only one fileformat, all external files you want to use are
> converted with the import.
> Thus Ardour can offer maximum performance/comfort and soundquality. And
> ask whoever you want in the pro-audioscene: nobody will name a single
> reason to actually work with compressed fileformats.
> Regarding movies: Ardour can be synched with the videoplayer xjadeo to
> make it work for post-production. To cut/arrange movies in the first
> place I recommend openmovieeditor - it is available for ubuntu studio
> and works reliable and fast while it has everything one would use dayly
> when working with final cut
> best regs
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The latest version of Ardour (2.8.3) supports import and export of Flac
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