[linux-audio-user] What HW do I need?

Hartmut Z Noack symposion at onlinehome.de
Tue Nov 25 13:38:59 EST 2003


I recommend to have a close look upon DA/AD-Convertor-Quality, 2
channels at top notch quality are better then 8 with compromized sound,
especially, if you want to use your recordings later on for professional
studiowork.
I use a Hi-End 2-channel card (Terratec EWX 24/96) and i am very pleased
with that even though i had to pay only about 200,- EUROS for it.
Plus: the card is perfectly supported by alsa - means, it is better
supported as by the Factorydriver terratec is offering for Win32 :-)
Duplex is also very important and not an issue with 24/96.

The chain is as weak as its weakest segment:
take care for good Cables, preamps etc


Am Mit, 2003-11-26 um 02.12 schrieb Erik Steffl:
>    I would appreciate some advices as to what HW do I need to do some 
> simple recording.
> 
>    Here's what I would like to be able to do:
> 
>    tasks: record a guitar, possibly other instruments (not neccessarily 
> at the same time), record old vinyl from turntable etc. [using linux PC]
> 
>    in:
> 
>    few audio channels (I can think of using 2 or 4 so I guess I should 
> plan for about 8?)
> 
>    midi
> 
>    out:
> 
>    just stereo audio? or optical digital something? does it make sense 
> to have many outputs?
> 
>    midi
> 
>    other:
> 
>    full duplex, I think built in midi wavetable synth is good enough for 
> me, not sure about external mix (I've read recommendation to have one 
> but I'm not sure why).
> 
>    I've read that Delta* cards are fairly good and well supported under 
> linux - looks like delta 66 is what I want? What about Delta 1010-LT - 
> same price, more in/out but no external box (=lower sound quality?).
> 
>    What about midi? I'd like to have midi in/out and wavetable synth 
> (not sure if I really need synth). The sync-ing midi and audio is done 
> by apps so I don't have to worry about cards working well together?
> 
>    I can read the specs but I'd really appreciate practical advices 
> since I have almost no experience (well, I have few audio cards:-).
> 
>    TIA
> 
> 	erik
> 



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