[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Mon Dec 18 06:56:25 PST 2006

Thanks guys - just out of interest, do any of you ever need to lock to SMPTE 
timecode (as opposed to MIDI timecode) ?

If so, what would you use to read the SMPTE timecode?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Scheer" <nscheer at gmail.com>
To: <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Sent: 18 December 2006 14:42
Subject: Re: [ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

> Hi John,
> I actually doubt that very many people use the on-board "stock" sound
> hardware on their motherboards with Ardour, since the functionality and
> quality generally isn't up to snuff for that kind of work.
> I am currently using an M Audio Delta 66, and am happy with it. I would do 
> a
> little research and find a card that suits your particular needs, then
> verify that it is well-supported under Linux. The ALSA project website has 
> a
> soundcard matrix  at http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/ which I have
> found to be extremely useful for this purpose.
> Regards,
> --Nick
> On 12/18/06, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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.
>> John
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