Subject: [linux-audio-user] A Newbie's New System?
From: Scott Downie (sdownie_AT_sunflower.com)
Date: Sun Sep 15 2002 - 00:22:16 EEST
After 17 years of making music on Apple-brand computers, I'm finally
fed up with the state of affairs in the Mac and Windows worlds and
want to migrate to Linux. Unless there is some major issue with it, I
think I'd like to use the Debian distribution, particularly since the
DeMuDi developments are on the horizon.
Even though I've got a number of old computers taking up space, I
figure I might as well start with a clean slate. So I'm asking what
kind of hardware would be best for a respectable Linux music setup? Is
the Hammermill audio card the best option? Do I need a separate MIDI
card or can I run everything through some USB interface(s)? From the
limited amount I've read, it seems as if the motherboard should be
Intel-based, rather than AMD. I don't care about video. I'm only
concerned with maximizing audio processing power.
I'd like to piece together a system (not including monitor) for less
than $1000 (USD). I can get and assemble any set of pieces, no
problem. I just want to get pieces that can work together
harmoniously. This will be a dedicated Linux machine--no more
dual-boot crap for me!
Any and all suggestions are welcome.
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