[linux-audio-dev] Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux audio hardware market research [was: creating a wiki "soundcard experiences" site]

MarC marc_contrib at ramonvinyes.es
Mon Nov 29 17:52:26 EST 2004

En/na Ruth A. Kramer ha escrit:

>Marek Peteraj wrote:
>>On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 22:14, John Check wrote:
>>>On Saturday 27 November 2004 07:43 am, Marek Peteraj wrote:
>>>>On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 11:06, MarC wrote:
>>>>>what about creating a wiki website to submit "soundcard experiences"?
>If anybody wants to start a wiki website related to sound, consider
>adding pages to WikiLearn (http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Wikilearn).
>I can help with page naming and organization suggestions and editing.
>Randy Kramer
>PS: I owe the whole list an apology for not yet getting a particular
>audio related HOWTO on WikiLearn -- I've just gotten busy with other
Great. I've already registered with MarC (uhm it should be MarcVinyes 
but I have never met anybody called MarC case sensitive :).
Can you give me some short-easy instructions about how to create the page?
(just to start. Maybe I'm not the right person to begin it, but sbdy has 
to push a little bit...)

I'd only like to create a web with:

- links of sites where you can find which is the linux driver support 
for your card:
alsa (http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/)
oss (http://www.opensound.com/osshw.html)
uhm is there anything more?
- a list of all cards, each one with a link to one page in which anyone 
could add more info about usability in linux, programs associated, 
configuration tips, etc.

for example: for my modest audigy I'd like to create a page with:
(of course, I'm a beginner and I may be wrong with many things out 
there, that's why I want to put it in the Wiki, to let you correct it... 
all these "knowledge" is from the agnula user list, and personal experience)
I think is a good idea to avoid the same postings over and over on the 
linux lists about soundfonts for example, sfarK compression, support, 

_Sound Blaster Audigy_

I'll copy the specifications from Creative....

 >good points
good for recording line one input, stereo, 16bit at sample rate 48Khz or 
44Khz. Lowest latency: 11ms.
soundfont support for midi
mic+boost is extraordinaly noiseless compared with ordinary soundblasters...
cheap (~60€)

not a professional soundcard...

 >suitable for...
home guitar,bass,vocals recordings.

 >special related software
get a soundfont:
from the your Soundblaster installation disk: 
For GM soundfonts you can look at http://www.personalcopy.com or 

load it:
Install awesfx and awesfx-devel
/bin/sfxload [space] /path to soundfont/8MBGMSFX.SF2

sfArk unpacker: (non free software, be careful!)
It won't be included in A/DeMuDi because it is not a free software

 >JACK configurations:

/usr/bin/jackstart -R -p60 -t10000 -dalsa -dhw:0 -r44100 -p256 -n2 -S 
-i1 -o2
latency: 11ms
agnula's kernel-multimedia at debian sarge, works well with PIV2.6Ghz, 512MB
(Submitted by MarC)

 >hardware configurations:

(conf 1) Voice Mic->Red Box Pro->Mic Input(+boost)
Comment: non professional, a little bit of noise, but works fine for 
home records. I know I should get a mixer.
(Submitted by MarC)

(conf 2) Guitar->Zoom GFX-8 (Guitar effects processor)->Red Box Pro->Mic
Comment: non professional, a little bit of noise, but works fine for 
home records. I know I should get a mixer.
(Submitted by MarC)

 >examples of songs recorded with it (or some parts of them):

(with conf 2) http://www.caroline.es.vg/ (see "musica" and click on the 
link, the songs have one guitar(ie: all guitars with distorsion) 
recorded with an Audigy, even if that stuff is mixed and recorded with 
Cubase and masterized with ProTools...Yeah Satan...)
(with conf 1) examples with Ardour will come...

(please submit them to the LAU list before, to make sure it's not a 
trivial configuration issue...)

When I record with ardour, after some time, jack starts producing a 
strange noise that goes away after a while. I don't understand it. Maybe 
I'm doing smth wrong but I can't get it...
(Submitted by MarC)

Opinions?? Anybody thinks he/she could do it better?

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