[LAU] 32 track live recording

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 16:22:57 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Bob Knight <bk at minusw.com> wrote:
> I need the ability to record live 32 track events.
> I would really like to do this with Ardour.
> Before I invest too much time and effort, is this doable?

I believe it is. I've done 26 tracks without an problems but it wasn't
do or die work so maybe I haven't pushed it as hard as you'll need to.

> If so, what sort of input should I be looking at?
> Any hope of ever having Apogee Symphony running in linux?

Almost none unless you can get them to write an Alsa driver or release
specs on the card so someone else can. The driver cannot be tested
without access to at least one card so you'd need to buy one or
convince Apogee to donate one.

> Anything else out there with that input quality and density?

IMO two RME HDSP 9636 cards would be the most appropriate in terms or
working and tested. You'd sync them with your external Apogee time
source and be in very good shape.


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