Re: [linux-audio-user] where to begin or where's the beginning begin?

From: Richard Hubbell <richard.hubbell@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 08:17:45 EEST

On 7/19/05, Jorge Salgueiro <jorge.salgueiro@email-addr-hidden> wrote:> 2005/7/19, Richard Hubbell <richard.hubbell@email-addr-hidden>:> > Very new to sound input and linux. I've listened to music on linux> > but recording and manipulating sound is all new to me. I'm just> > going to put into words what I'd like to do and take it from there. I> > have an electric guitar and I'd like to record riffs and then apply> > software filters (right word? maybe software effects?) to the riffs> > to give them a different sound. I'd like to be able to edit them,> > save them and record them to disc (cd/dvd). I'd also like to be able> > to record singing and sound effects. I have read the archives a bit> > and I saw a July thread about hardware but the original poster had his> > thread hijacked and it went a little astray.> > A good starting point would be the readme.txt of a/demudi music distro> it is on the wiki
Do you have a link, I looked all over and didn't see that.
> > well start to try to understand jack audio server its the main piece> of a pro-audio linux box
I've been seeing a lot of mention of JACK and will investigate for certain.
> > its very simple to work with qjackctl (jack control)> > to record multitrack the best option is ardour. You can plug effects> with lapsca (like vst for linux)> > to have realtime effects creox or jack-rack
I will look at all of these.
> > >> > I know there are a few hardware vendors who's products work well on> > linux. But I'm trying to get some solid advice from folks who are> > using hardware to do what I want to do.> >> going to buy the m-audio delta 44 right now (180 )
For a little more one could get the 66 is it worth it to get digital i/o?
> > > Do I need one box or several? I don't want to spend a lot to start> > but would like to have something that's made reasonably well. If I> > have to put together my setup over time then that's what I'll do so I> > don't have to layout a big chunk of money at the start. So maybe> > first I'll get the guitar connected and then later get the mic and get> > it connected. Then next get recording device(s). And so on, to> > build a complete system over time but still get quality components as> > I go so that in the end I have an all-around quality system.> >> > My concerns are compatibility with linux and the software that runs on> > linux. Compatibility amongst the different components and> > compatibility with the popular storage mediums. i.e. cd/dvd> > no prob with dvd/cd> > try the agnula live cd to see if everything works. Have to say that is> a very stripped down version of this distro. Doesn't includes the> realtime kernel.
I will also have a look at this too. I think any kernel can be configured to bea real-time kernel. But what's the argument for a real-time kernel? What problemdoes it solve? Is it some sort of interrupt latency issue or something?
> > >> > Over time I would be willing to spend $1000-2000 for something that> > will last and do a good job for me. But I don't want to spend it all> > now.> >> > > > Thanks,> > Richard> >> >>
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