[linux-audio-user] A machine for live gigging?

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Feb 17 20:57:05 EST 2004

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Dan Harper hat gesagt: // Dan Harper wrote:
>>>For soundcards RME and M-Audio are youre best bet, avoid USB if you can.
>>>The processor doesnt really matter, but you probably want something with
>>>decent floating point performance, so a Pentium 4 or Athlon XP. You want
>>>512+ MB of ram.
>>This is interesting...  What would be a solution for a laptop where
>>PCMCIA is not available?
> USB is not that bad. It's broken by design, but still it works rather
> well.  No one with a sane mind would buy a RME PCMCIA card just for
> stereo or 4 channel output. But avoid M-Audio USB devices. Many of
> them don't work at all on Linux.

If you have some time and don't mind doing a bit of work with the alsa 
developers team then I would go for a firewire device. They are getting 
very good feedback.

Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
Http://www.djcj.org/LAU/guide/ - The Linux Audio Users guide
Http://www.djcj.org/gigs/ - Gigs guide Korea

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