[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour
johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Mon Dec 18 06:05:08 PST 2006
In the not-too-distant future I'm hoping to do some development work for
Ardour - so one of my first tasks was to get Linux up & running on my PC.
I'm entirely new to Linux and I must admit, I've been less than impressed
with its clunky and patchy method of installing drivers. Once things work,
they tend to work quite well - but getting them to work in the first place
is a long and very arduous process.
The past 5 weeks have been hugely frustrating. Lots of my hardware (even
including my graphics card !! ) failed to work properly. But little by
little I've overcome the problems and got everything (almost) working.
However, I doubt that I'll be able to find a driver for my sound card - an
Antex StudioCard - so a new sound card will have to be my next purchase.
I guess that most people are just using Ardour with the standard on-board
sound hardware (supplied with their motherboards). But are there any 'high
end' cards I should be looking at? For example, multi-channel sound cards -
or cards that support Dolby 5.1 / 7.1 etc? In theory, 5.1 is supported by
my motherboard but I've never figured out where the outputs are..!! Thanks.
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