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 - 07:49:09 EEST

On 7/19/05, Rob Fell <robin.fell2@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
> Richard Hubbell wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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
> >
> > 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.
> You can start with very little indeed. I started with a SB128, a mic,
> and a cheapo Behringer mixer with mic pres - total outlay 150.
> How big is your starting budget? Do you forsee a need for more than

Starting budget, probably $200-300

> 2/4/8 input channels?

I don't know. Not even sure I understand the question. Do you mean
will I want to have more than a guitar and a microphone as input
devices? If so then I think I might want to.

> R
Received on Wed Jul 20 12:15:08 2005

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