[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour
Brett at ciscoinc.com
Mon Dec 18 06:46:03 PST 2006
>> I guess that most people are just using Ardour with the standard on-board
>> sound hardware (supplied with their motherboards)
I wouldnt assume that. Ive worked on many computers and everyone of
those with an on-board sound card would introduce noise into their signals.
You can check it yourself by turning your volume all the way up and either
access the harddrive or wiggle the mouse. You'll hear what im talking about.
Myself, i use an M-Audio Delta 1010. It has 8 analog ins/outs and a MIDI in/out,
so it can support up to a 7.1 configuration. If you dont need that, i have a friend
who uses the Delta 44 and has excellent results too. Both only support a max
sample rate of 24/96khz, which works for me but i dont know what your tech
>> 5.1 is supported by
>> my motherboard but I've never figured out where the outputs are
The way these usually work, is the mic & line-ins get reconfigured to be
outputs. Thats how they get the additional channels. It should be covered
in your motherboard manual.
From: ardour-users-bounces at lists.ardour.org on behalf of John Emmas
Sent: Mon 12/18/2006 8:05 AM
To: ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
Subject: [ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour
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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