[LAU] Hardware synths

David Olofson david at olofson.net
Wed Dec 5 03:14:04 EST 2007

On Wednesday 05 December 2007, Ken Restivo wrote:
> > And for what it's worth, you can get micro-ATX boards that take 
> > Celerons and Athlons.  I'd stay away from that Via stuff myself if
> > I were doing anything other than a web surfing terminal.
> > 
> I'd guess that anything capable of DVD and MP4 video recording and
> playback would be plenty good for Linux Audio. In other words, if it
> can run MythTV, why couldn't it run 64studio instead?

Those boards usually have rather serious special hardware particularly 
for that purpose, specifically because the CPUs aren't fast enough. 
The 1.5+ GHz versions still have that, though they *might* actually 
get away without it in theory; don't know... I have one of those 
here, but I haven't tried to do any serious DSP or anything on it. 
(It's the "integrated dashboard computer" for my sports/race car - 
not a multimedia machine. :-)

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