wanted Ubuntu Studio hardware advice

Victor henri nadaeck at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 27 14:49:15 UTC 2011

> Subject: Re: wanted Ubuntu Studio hardware advice
> From: ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
> To: ubuntu-studio-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:30:22 +0100
> 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

I'm using a Fast Track Audio Pro from M-Audio and i'm happy with it. I have less than 5 msec latency


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