[ardour-users] Best hardware config for running Ardour
eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Dec 20 09:46:46 PST 2004
On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 09:58, Andre Perrotta wrote:
> Hi, I work in a sound producing studio in Sao Paulo, Brasil.
> Here we work with some old Protools and mac OS 8 and 9. And it would
> cost a lot of money to get everything upgraded.
> So, we decided that we should start trying to do everything we normaly
> do with ProTools with free software.
> We are now deciding what would be the best hardware configuration(the
> most efficient PC) to buy, in order to have Ardour running.
> Could anyone give me a help with the following questions:
> 1) what would be the most compatible pci sound card ?
Hammerfall, M-Audio, SM Pro Audio, Terratec. Your choice of card will
depend on the number and kind of I/Os you want.
> 2)Does Firewire interfaces work ?
Short answer - no.
> 3)Does Ardour have SMPTE or MTC sync ?
I think MTC works but I'm not positive.
> 4)what would be the best linux distribution for running Ardour ?
Simplest to set up is Fedora Core 1 with the Planet CCRMA packages. I
haven't used any of the others but I have heard that Mandrake with
Thac's RPMs is good. Also AGNULA and I think there are some people
using Gentoo but I don't know much about that.
> 5)Can I import movies in Ardour, if not, what would be the best way to
> put sound in movie using free software ?
Sorry, I can't help you with that one ;-)
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