[linux-audio-user] New Machine

Jan "Evil Twin" Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Tue Mar 18 17:42:01 EST 2003

Boy, I wish I had had $2K for my system.  I'm using IDE drives with no
problems.  If you've got the bucks spend 'em though.  Check out my setup
at http://myweb.cableone.net/eviltwin69/ALSA_JACK_ARDOUR.html.  It's in
the "Low latency, preemption, IRQs, hard drive tuning, and other arcana"
chapter, under "Hardware".


On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 16:10, Chris wrote:
> Hi guys! (and gals).
> I am looking into building a new machine, and I want to do some home-studio 
> recording with it.  I was hoping that some of you could lend some of your 
> expert advice.
> It sounds like SCSI is pretty-much a must in these situations, true?  What 
> I was wondering about in particular is if anyone has tried anything like 
> this:  Setting up a machine with an IDE hard drive to hold the system files 
> (say an ata 133 7200 rpm...) and a scsi disk for the dumping ground of the 
> audio programs such as ecasound, audacity or Ardour.  I think I would put 
> the swap partition on the scsi drive as well.  Obviously I am trying to 
> save a little money here, and I am trying to minimize latency.  (I think 
> that somewhere around the $2K mark is my limit.)  I am accustomed to using 
> multitrack analog units, but digital/computer recording is still extremely 
> new to me.
> Any thoughts on this?
> I would also love to hear any suggestions regarding what disks, 
> motherboards, cases and heatsinks people recommend and have had luck with.
> Thanks!
> Chris 

More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list