[linux-audio-user] Good Sound Card for Pro Multitracking
mknecht at controlnet.com
Mon Mar 8 14:29:58 EST 2004
Polashek, Matthew wrote:
> I would simply prefer to be able to hit 96K. I definitely need an external
> A/D/D/A unit for sound quality reasons. I can probably use external mic
> pre-amps. I have been considering using a Presonus DIGImaxLt with a RME
> Hammerfall 9652 but I think it ends up being cheaper to get an outboard box
> with balanced ins and outs and throwing some kind of 8 channel mic pre in
> front of it, unless there was a less expensive ALSA compatible option that
> had 8 mic pres and 8 outs.
OK. Well, 8-10 inputs of 96K A/D is going to cost you, but I'd guess
your best bet under Linux is probably an RME card of some type, with one
of their external 96KHz D/As.
Look into the RME HDSP line. The low end of what might work for you
would be the HDSP MultiFace. I think the drivers for that work pretty well.
Higher end I'd look at maybe a Hammerfall Light (Digi9636) With an ADI-8
Pro maybe. Good sound. Please double check that the ADI-8 Pro stills
supports the full 8 channels at 96KHz. It has enough ADAT interfaces to
do this but I'm finding the web page lacking on this fact.
You'd certainly have more choices sticking with 44.1/48K for lower cost
converters, but you sound interested in 96K so this limits your options
with RME cards anyway.
Don't get the stand alone HDSP9652 or HDSP9636 until you make sure the
Linux drivers will do what you need.
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