recording vocals

teza tsaliou75 at
Fri Oct 9 09:41:13 BST 2009

Hi everybody, I think it will be a good idea to tell to the list what
equipment we are using with Ubuntustudio, that will help in coming up
with recommendations for what to get. We can make a list on the web
about what equipement is working well with Linux.

At the moment I'm use a fastrack from M Audio wich is working well under
unbuntu studio hardy 8.04.

Le jeudi 08 octobre 2009 à 22:17 -0400, Mike Su a écrit :
> Yeah, I should've just stuck with 8.04.
> @Jason - I found this USB interface, which is $150 new:
> +Interfaces/product/Lexicon/Lambda/10/1
> I got mine for $80 off ebay.
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:49 AM, <beejunk at> wrote:
>         On Oct 8, 2009 9:50am, Andrew Oikle <aoikle at> wrote:
>         > Stick to 32 bit for audio.  64 bit has absolutely zero
>         benefit for recording.  Benchmarks show that in some cases 64
>         bit can underperform 32 bit and it's only beneficial to
>         extreme number crunching scientists that need that level of
>         precision, and also for gigantic databases.  Selling 64 bit
>         processors to consumers was a scam to trick people into
>         upgrading their computers... again.  I repeat, 64 bit has
>         practically no use for consumer use or audio recording.  Does
>         anyone here disagree?
>         > 
>         > Andrew
>         > Austin, TX
>         > 
>         I'm not too familiar with some of the technical details, but I
>         believe you are correct in saying that, at this point, 64-bit
>         seems largely useless to the average user, particularly as far
>         as audio goes.
>         When it comes to versions of Ubuntu, I have personally found
>         that Hardy is far and away the most stable and efficient OS of
>         the current Ubuntu releases. This applies to my computer,
>         though, and your mileage may vary. I am looking forward to
>         Karmic, and hope that it solves some of the many problems I've
>         been having with the Jaunty RT kernel (and, no, I do not know
>         how to compile my own kernels. Maybe one day).
>         Jason, as for a good set-up that gives you no noise, if you're
>         going to need to buy some kind of pre-amp/DI or
>         audio-interface as well as a mic, you will have a hard time
>         keeping it under $200. But it is possible. When I first
>         started recording, I used a very cheap $60 Behringer mixer
>         (which came with two channels that could be used as pre-amps,
>         and phantom power which I did not need at the time.) and a
>         used $50 EV dynamic mic. I ran the mic into the mixer, and
>         then ran the mixer's RCA tape-out direclty into my computer's
>         on-board soundcard, using an RCA to 1/8" cable. Whenever I
>         listen back to those recordings, I am actually surprised that
>         they sound fairly decent. I guess the moral of this story is
>         that $200 won't get you anything 'nice', but it should get you
>         something that will work, and probably fairly well.
>         By the way, what equipment do you have right now? That will
>         help in coming up with recommendations for what to get.
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