[ardour-users] Linux Audio Pro - Studio

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Fri Jun 17 10:40:12 PDT 2005

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 06:10:03PM +0200, Mario Torre wrote:
> A) provided the fact that the most of dsp processing will be done 
> outside the computer (compressors and delay/reverbs will be mainly 
> external processors - such as tc electronic/fatman/line 6/lexicon/...), 
> do you thing that linux is ready for this prime time?

Paging Ron Parker, white courtesy telophone please ;-)

I have only used it for my own recordings in my home "studio".
It's fantastic for that.

> B) Can logic exchange files with ardour? I know not natively, but there 
> is a standard file format (like aiff or waves) that support multitracks 
> that can be used for that?

Most DAWs can export tracks as WAV, and Ardour can import them
just fine.

> C) And what about the hardware (pc and sound cards)?

The standard answers for sound cards:

* RME if you need a lot of channels and want to choose your own ADC / DAC.

* M-audio Delta 1010 if you are satisfied with their converters
  and can figure out how to chain multiple units together.
  will help with the alsa config, but you still need to get
  the word clock in sync - I know you can do it by chaining
  together the S/PDIF inputs/outputs, but it should also work
  to connect the wordclock I/O on the two units.
  (I don't know if this is handled purely by the 1010 hardware, or if it
  needs some OS support; if the latter, I don't know if hte
  ALSA driver supports it. Anyone?)


Paul Winkler

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