[ardour-dev] Re: Digital Mixers

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Mar 17 14:48:19 PST 2005

>Thanks for the recommendation. I guess just about any digital mixer would
>work with ardour..?

its mostly a function of your audio interface. you need compatible
digital audio protocols (ADAT, S/PDIF, T/DIF etc) between the
interface the mixer. in terms of MIDI control, if the mixer/control
surface can send normal MIDI CC commands, you can bind its controls to
GUI elements in Ardour.

>Anyway, is it possible to use glyph external scsi/firewire drives with
>ardour/linux? I am mostly a freebsd user and

glyph is just bullshit. they are completely standard drives in
completely standard enclosures (electrically speaking). there is
absolutely nothing, *nothing* special about them if you know anything
about disk technology and how to buy it.

so yes, of course you can use them, they appear as a standard SCSI
drive (which is all they are). so will any other SCSI or FW drive
enclosures. personally, i rather like the Weibetech enclosures for
putting ATA/EIDE drives into a FW enclosure. Cheap, well engineered,
quality, and they come with *lots* of cables.

>On the protools system I use at school, the professor insists that you never
>record sessions to internal disk EVER.

I suspect he has no idea what he is talking about. However, this is a
long lived superstition in the computer audio world, so maybe just let
sleeping dogs lie. Its certainly better to avoid using the system
disk, but sometimes that just isn't possible. The world will not blow
up, things will not automatically go wrong. Certainly not on Linux.


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