wanted Ubuntu Studio hardware advice

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 14:38:22 UTC 2011

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Ralf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> Ancillary to Mike Holstein, IMO for audio it's important that the
> graphics is passiv, no fan, no noise. Even for 3D animation any slow 3D
> support is fast enough.
> The power supply should have a large and slow fan.
> Take care to buy silent HHDs.
> I've got a question too. I'm searching for an audio device.
> I've got two Terratec EWX 24/96 PCI cards and I don't like the muddy
> sound. For sure, it might not only be the cards that produce this sound,
> I guess it also has to do with issues for Linux audio, but OTOH those
> issues might have to do with a less good driver, jackd or something else
> for Envy24 cards, I dunno.
> Perhaps the audio device should cost less than 1000,- EUR or better
> less, than 500,- EUR. I would prefer 4 or more IOs, but just 2 IOs would
> be ok too. The most important things to me are
> - no issues with Linux
> - a good sound quality, at least as good as good consumer hifi equipment
> - very, very, low latency to fight jitter for MIDI recordings
> - if possible 4 IOs or more, but 2 IOs are ok, if the sound and handling
>  is ok
hehe, yeah, ralph, in the original thread i suggested looking into home
theatre PC cases since the needs are similar (powerful yet quiet)...

thats great you are looking for an interface upgrade.. i have a presonus
firepod, which is out of the box, and not bad at all (i would like better
preamps)... the upgrade im looking into is
http://www.focusrite.com/products/saffire/saffire_pro_40/ lots of bang for
the buck, and minimally fiddly to setup...

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