[LAU] PITA: RME HDSPe AIO
brent at keycorner.org
Mon Jun 6 13:09:44 UTC 2011
On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Honestly, I don't know what cards are 'good' and what are 'bad'. Motu
> seems to tend to have a much better sound quality, than e.g. M-Audio
> and TerraTec. Knowingly I never heard a RME or a Focusrite.
I have an RME Hammerfall/Multiface-II setup (8 analog ins, 8 analog can
always connect something from Apogee to the digital ins if you want some
additional channels with converters that are even better yet (and if you
can afford stuff from Apogee!).
> I'm using Linux only, but I asked Linux and Windows users about
> firewire and here should be many issues, not only for audio gear that
> is connected by firewire. It's said that firewire is Mac domain.
Well, Apple invented it, but it works anywhere. The other poster who
said that it matters a lot what kind of firewire host you've got is
right. I never experienced problem free firewire (for digital video
capture) with the firewire on my motherboard, nor with a Western Digital
firewire card. Finally, I got a 3-port card from SIIG, and it works
beautifully with everything. That might be a place to start if you want
to go with Linux audio via firewire, which uses the FFADO driver.
> The best keyboard and mice I ever had. The keyboard needs to be
> replaced soon or later. I'm already searching for a keyboard, but
> never found any simple keyboard with good keys. 'Simple' = real
> ergonomically ;) and space saving, no need for folderol. If such a
> keyboard should be expensive, I would pay for a good keyboard and
Just my opinion, but to me, Keytronic makes the best keyboards. They
resemble the old no-nonsense IBM server keyboards, but without the
obnoxious audible click. (They still feel good though.)
> Is Linux dropping PS/2? But why does it work sometimes?
Don't know why Linux wouldn't support a PS/2 mouse. Then again, I've
avoided them every since USB mice became available just for the simple
reason that a USB mouse won't use an IRQ for itself, but a PS/2 mouse
always will use IRQ12. Most BIOS's these days will let you free IRQ12
if you're not using the PS/2 mouse port, and that sounds good to me.
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