Re: [linux-audio-user] Outboard equipment

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Outboard equipment
From: J.F.Quackenbush (
Date: Sun Nov 10 2002 - 14:32:07 EET

I'm not sure about the capabilities of audacity, but most built in
hardware mixers in multi-I/O soundcards are capable of functioning as an
aux send and return pair which you could use to access the Lexicon reverb
and the EQ on the mixer. You should also be able to use the compressor in
a similar manner, and also as an input stage to any card that will take
the appropriate line level from it. I have a Delta 1010 and one of the
nice features on it is the fact that it's got a switchable line level
(+4/-10) on every I/O pair.

It might be worth looking into getting a simple quarter inch patch bay so
that you have some flexibility with all of your hardware.

On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Anahata wrote:

> Until now, I have been using a MD 4 track for recording and my
> invovement with Lunux audio has been at stage of mastering the stereo
> mix and CD burning.
> However I'm beginning to appreciate the editing and multi track power of
> even a relatively simple package like audacity and considering using the
> PC and hard disk for more audio work.
> One of the sticking points is that I have an investment in some nice
> outboard gear - an FMR compressor and Lexicom MPX-200 reverb unit, and a
> mixer with swept mid EQ.
> What are my options for either
> (a) hooking the outboards to the PC (soundcard with lots ins and outs,
> possible latency issues)
> (b) Getting good EQ, reverb and compression all in software?
> (free software of course)
> I currently have a M-Audio DIO 2448, with 2 channel SPD/IF I/O
> System is a Duron 850, 384Mb, Debian 3.0 with 2.4.18 kernel

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