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

From: Paul Coccoli <pcoccoli@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 20:32:38 EEST

On 7/20/05, Richard Hubbell <richard.hubbell@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
> I have a PCI SBLive (EMU10k) and the MB has a Via AC97 which I think is
> disabled but I'll have to try it out, I think at one point ALSA didn't
> handle multiple cards well or maybe it was the linux kernel....

My suggestion is to not buy a new sound card at all; use the SBLive
for now. A small mixer, as has been suggested, might be good, but it
might be confusing if you've never used one. A simpler setup would be
an M-Audio AudioBuddy mic pre-amp/DI and microphone (Shure SM-58 or a
cheap condensor). The audiobuddy will allow you to plug an electric
guitar straight in, and it sounds decent. It has 2 channels, so you
can plug the microphone into the other channel for vocals. It's cheap
(usually $80) too. If you eventually decide to mic the guitar, you
can still do that. If you replace the SBLive with a
nicer/multichannel card, you can still use the audiobuddy (as a 2
channel mic preamp connected to 2 line level audio card inputs). The
flexibility offered by a small mixer may A) confuse at first B) go
wasted if you use a 4 or 8 channel card.

That's my $0.01 (see how cheap I am?)
Received on Thu Jul 21 00:15:05 2005

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