[ardour-users] Total newbie switching from XP to Linux and Ardour

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Jun 2 12:27:58 PDT 2005

I agree with Mark, the Planet is about as easy as it gets.  My advice
would be to load a standard FC3 (load everything in the distro to make
your life easy - there's an "Everything" button in the package section)
then go to Planet CCRMA and get the rest.  There are plenty of people
here to help out.  BTW, with the EWS88 I think you'll be using
envy24control since I believe that has an envy24 chipset (I've been
known to be wrong though ;-)  Welcome aboard.


On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 19:00, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Joel,
>    Welcome. There are many of us, probably a majority, that have done
> the same thing. Be ready for a little bit of grief for the next couple
> of weeks while you get used to doing things totally differently. After
> the light bulb turns on you'll probably find you like it quite a lot.
>    Picking a distro is probably the most religious of all Linux tasks
> you'll undertake. for a newbie I can suggest an FC3/PlanetCCRMA setup
> as being one of the easiest to get working. The online instructions
> are great. The library of prebuilt, ready to run, audio apps is second
> to none AFAIK. My main Ardour box is (still) a Planet box even though
> I prefer to run Gentoo. I've gone back and forth and just cannot beat
> how easy it is to keep up what I want to have running for recording
> under the Planet flow.
>    Day to day I prefer Gentoo as access to non-audio apps is terrific
> and it's a very solid distro. It's what I'm writing this email from.
>    You'll certainly get other knowledgeable and fun answers. I don't
> think you can really go wrong.
> Wishing you lots of good luck,
> Mark
> On 6/2/05, Joel Laviolette <mbirame at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > As the subject says, I am completely new to Linux even
> > though I've been contemplating the move for a long
> > time.  If I have missed the info I'm needing, please
> > feel free to provide me with a link.  I'm not really
> > sure where to find the info I need, and I apologise in
> > advance for the redundancy if this question has been
> > asked before.  My system is:
> > 
> > Athlon 3300+ (2.2Ghz)
> > 250 Meg RAM
> > 40 Gig primary hard drive
> > 120 Gig audio hard drive
> > Terratec EWS88D sound card
> > 
> > I'm not even sure which version of Linux I should be
> > putting onto my computer to start with.  This computer
> > will be used strictly for audio tracking and editing.
> > My plan is to be doing most of my work out of the box
> > and then dumping from reel-to-reel via AD/DA into
> > ardour.  Then basic editing will be done.  I also have
> > most of my equipment as hardware, so plug-in's aren't
> > essential to me.  I plan on doing only editing and
> > mastering in the box (minus compression, etc) and then
> > dumping to two-track.   I can and probably will also
> > be wanting to upgrade my converters in the future.
> > 
> > Any tips or places I should start?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > Joel
> > 
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