[ardour-users] Audigy to M-Audio

mArukqs marukas at hardcore.lt
Thu May 12 23:03:56 PDT 2005

On my Celeron 900MHz I get 5.33ms latency. I don't show waveforms while
recording too. No any x-runs :)

But sometimes I notice crackling during playback f.e., when scrolling a
web page in Mozzilla.

Luc - do you hear parasite sounds from your motherboard in speakers? I
have this problem with Audigy when I turn volume up.


> I have a similar setup (Duron 1GHz, RH9, ...) and recently bought a
> Delta-66.  But I kept my Audigy for MIDI stuff.  No MIDI on Delta-44 or
> -66.
> With Delta-66 you can have better quality (96KHz) [if quality ==
> sampling frequency].
> Also, the mixer part of the card is a lot simpler with the Delta-66.
> As for the latency, I use different settings to record and to mix (easy
> with qjackctl).  For recording (at 48KHz) I set frames/period to 256 so
> latency is 10.7ms.  But I sometimes have xruns.
> For mixing I use frames/period = 1024 so latency is 42.7ms.
> Also I don't use KDE, but iceWM (less memory footprint). In Ardour I
> don't show waveforms while recording and use a minimum number of plugins
> (usually 0 or 1 -- reverb for singers).
> With this setup I can record 4 tracks at a time with not much problems.
> Hope this help,
> Luc
> mArukqs a écrit :
>>Hi all,
>>My budget is quite limited, but I want to get a better performance and
>> sound
>>quality for my home studio.
>>I found that M-Audio Delta 44 is quite good for my budget.
>>Currently I am an owner of PC with:
>>Pentium Celeron 900MHz, Fedora Core 2, ATI Rage Fury Pro (32MB AGP)
>> video,
>>512 SDRAM, 2x80GB IDE hard disks and
>>Audigy soundcard (PCI)
>>Will I get better latency in ardour if I'll upgrade my Audigy to M-Audio
>>Do I get a better performance with M-Audio soundcard than with Audigy?
>>(M-Audio has DSP, but I am not sure how it is related with performance)
>>Or is it better to upgrade my old ATI videocard to Matrox SVGA G450FM DDR
>>32Mb DH AGP?  (The price is the same as for the M-Audio soundcard.)
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>>ardour-users at lists.ardour.org

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