Re: [linux-audio-user] moterhboard and sound card advise

New Message Reply About this list Date view Thread view Subject view Author view Other groups

Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] moterhboard and sound card advise
From: Veronica Merryfield (
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 12:38:44 EEST

This will be my only Linux machine, although I am sure more will follow.
I could prototype it, but I was hoping to get a good steer from current
Thanks for the steer on soundcards.
I want 1/4" in and posssibly stereo out. Input from a wireless link from a
bass guitar. Could be balanced in, but would llike unbal as well, same for
output. You are right about USB - not really.
I want to use a pedal board to control it, possibly midi, or with a
digital/analogue IO card. I also have thoughts of using as a synth.

Raises another question - anyone writen a good pitch tracker (thinking
driving synth from audio input).

Veronica Merryfield, somewhere in Cambridgeshire, UK

----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel James" <> To: "A list for linux audio users" <> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 9:52 AM Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] moterhboard and sound card advise

> > I am planing on putting together a rack unit to use as an effects > > processor. > > > For a sound card I was thinking of > > creative audigy2 or is this over kill? > > It really depends on the kind of instrument/microphone output and > mixer input you intend to use. You might want balanced XLR inputs and > outputs in a rack unit, mic preamps, or 1/4" jack plugs for an > instrument like a guitar. In that case you could use something like > an M-Audio Delta 1010LT. A DJ could use unbalanced RCA (aka phono > plugs) so an M-Audio Audiophile PCI would do the job. > > I figure if it's a rack unit for live use then you don't want to have > any USB or other dongles hanging off. > > > As this machine is going to spend most of it's time doing DSP, I > > figured more and high speed RAM is good and hence a faster FSB > > which I think means a faster processor as well, specially at 400Mhz > > for the FSB but is it worth it? > > Depends on how many plugins you need to run at once. I can run Jack > Rack on my PII 300MHz laptop with 160MB RAM with a couple of simple > plugins. Your best bet is probably to prototype your selection of > software on a desktop machine before building your rack unit - then > you'll have an idea of the resources you'll need. > > Cheers > > Daniel >

New Message Reply About this list Date view Thread view Subject view Author view Other groups

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b28 : Thu Jul 01 2004 - 12:42:26 EEST