[linux-audio-user] Good Sound Card for Pro Multitracking

Polashek, Matthew Matthew.Polashek at scottforesman.com
Mon Mar 8 15:17:17 EST 2004

hmm.. the M-Audio Delta 1010 is looking like a great deal in the end.

Matthew Polashek
Associate Editor, Silver Burdett Ginn - Music
Scott Foresman/Pearson Education
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Parsippany, NJ 07054-0480
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Matthew.Polashek at scottforesman.com

> ----------
> From: 	Mark Knecht
> Reply To: 	A list for linux audio users
> Sent: 	Monday, March 8, 2004 2:29 PM
> To: 	A list for linux audio users
> Subject: 	Re: [linux-audio-user] Good Sound Card for Pro Multitracking
> 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.
> Good luck,
> Mark
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