[linux-audio-user] What HW do I need?
gtreddin at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 26 09:54:20 EST 2003
I'm having good success with the Delta1010 LT. I know the analog
and SPDIF I/O works as does MIDI input. I've not tested MIDI output
yet, but I suspect it works. I've heard that not all of the LT
functions are supported by ALSA, but I have yet to find one that I
For what you're wanting to do the Delta 44 or 66 would work, but if
you can spend the extra money for a 1010 it would allow you to do
more in the future.
As to your external mixer question, I don't have one, but the 1010LT
has 2 mic preamps. If you go with the 44, 66, or 1010, or want
better quality pres, you'll need a mixer or external preamp. An
external mixer is not a requirement in the DAW world, but it can be
helpful for monitoring and such. Personally, I'd use the money for a
better soundcard or some nice pres.
--- Erik Steffl <steffl at bigfoot.com> wrote:
> I would appreciate some advices as to what HW do I need to do
> simple recording.
> Here's what I would like to be able to do:
> tasks: record a guitar, possibly other instruments (not
> at the same time), record old vinyl from turntable etc. [using
> linux PC]
> few audio channels (I can think of using 2 or 4 so I guess I
> plan for about 8?)
> just stereo audio? or optical digital something? does it make
> to have many outputs?
> full duplex, I think built in midi wavetable synth is good
> enough for
> me, not sure about external mix (I've read recommendation to have
> but I'm not sure why).
> I've read that Delta* cards are fairly good and well supported
> linux - looks like delta 66 is what I want? What about Delta
> 1010-LT -
> same price, more in/out but no external box (=lower sound
> What about midi? I'd like to have midi in/out and wavetable
> (not sure if I really need synth). The sync-ing midi and audio is
> by apps so I don't have to worry about cards working well together?
> I can read the specs but I'd really appreciate practical advices
> since I have almost no experience (well, I have few audio cards:-).
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