[linux-audio-user] New Machine

Brian Redfern bredfern at calarts.edu
Wed Mar 19 03:32:01 EST 2003

Yup, but you can get decent recording on linux even with just one drive if
you have the right combo of hardware. I was using an Audiophile card for
recording, but had some pci conflicts that caused random pops in
recording, but when I switched to the quattro on usb I'm now getting clean
recordings. I'll have to give 1394 a try under linux, I've got a firewire
card, but have only used it for digitizing video.


On 18 Mar 2003, Mark Knecht wrote:

> On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 18:48, Scott Thomason wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Mar 2003 17:10:51 -0500
> > Chris <grooveman at comcast.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > 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? 
> > 
> > So in other words, nobody, myself included, thinks SCSI is necessary for this type of workstation nowadays.
> > ---scott
> I don't. I'm completely 1394 based in both Windows and Linux for my
> audio drives. It's way cheaper than SCSI, it more quiet than EIDE (in a
> case and located in the closet at the end of a cable like SCSI), I Can
> add more storage in a minute like SCSI, and it puts the drive power
> supply outside the PC thus reducing load on the main box.
> I certainly think EIDE drives are basically fast enough today for
> smaller systems, and with 1394 drive kits, you can take an EIDE drive
> and make it 1394 in a matter of minutes should you ever want to.
> 1394 is the lowest raw-throughput performance of all 3, but overall I
> find it works very well for me. (FYI - I have not done enough Linux
> based recording to tell people to ONLY go this way, but I Can say that
> about 1394 under Windows.)
> Mark

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