[linux-audio-user] =?ISO-8859-2?Q?Re: Re: OT: Accelerated 3D GFX cards with Free drivers (was Re: [linux-audi= o-user] Re: The best distro for music creation)?=

p.pruszczak at pro.onet.pl p.pruszczak at pro.onet.pl
Thu Dec 15 17:52:28 EST 2005


get M-Audio 1010LT  ;)

it works, works, works :)

I do NOT see any CPU usage with the PCI :):):)

Użytkownik studio-64 <fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk> napisał:
>Paul Davis wrote:
>>>>Currently, I am trying to decide between an RME
>>>>Hammerfall and an M-Audio Delta 1010 audio card.  Just
>>>>as the 3D provides video performance, the RME
>>>>Hammerfall does the same for audio, off loading the
>>>>audio processing away from the main cpu.  The alsa
>>>>project also says both cards are supported.
>> 
>> 
>> this is an unfortunate reading of BS marketing text.
>> 
>> the hammerfall series (digiXXXX and HDSP) do nothing of the sort, they
>> never did, they don\'t on any other OS, etc etc etc.
>> 
>> all that RME is referring to here are 2 things:
>> 
>> a) direct monitoring without CPU involvement
>>       - well yeah, except that even consumer analog
>>         cards do that
>> 
>>         b) the card is a DMA busmaster, and so the CPU doesn\'t 
>>    need to be involved in transferring data to the 
>>    card, it just stuffs it into host-side RAM
>>       - well yeah, except that almost every other
>>         PCI card on the planet *except* RME\'s
>>         earlier designs do this too. this is 
>>         really just an apology for the incredibly
>>                 stupid design of the digi96 series, which
>>         require active participation by the host 
>>         CPU to move data to the card.
>> 
>> --p
>> 
>> 
>> 
>
>That explains why this was cheaper at the time (over a year ago)
>I thought I would get this as:
>
>1 It was supported
>2 I could add more cards as the system grew
>3 The website seemed to infer Linux Support
>
>I didnt really worry about monitoring and latency as I was using the DDX
>and this controlled the monitors as in most analogue studios.
>
>Apart from Word clock the HDSP card didnt seem that diffrerent.
>
>It\'s a shame RME have allowed the marketing depatment to run the company!
>
>Cheers
>Bob
>
>
>
>
>
>             Bearmusic
>             hearmymusic.co.uk <http:www.hearmymusic.co.uk>
>


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