LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General > LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro
User Name
Password
LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro New to LinuxQuestions.org? Been a long time member but never made a post? Introduce yourself here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
freakrush
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Merchtem , Belgium
Distribution: 64studio 32 bit version
Posts: 6
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
newbie who wants to build an audiorecording comp


Hi all !
I'm new to Linux, I used Debian for a while and I'll try Gentoo now . My main goal is to buy second hand Linux compatible hardware to build a nice working music computer . I also want to learn bash and whatever is needed to build my own musical effects or software ..
I've got an M-audio midisport2x2 usb Midi port that I would like to use . And I also have a Pentium III Dell optiplex 110 but maybe I could buy a faster processor .

I'm thinking of buying an M-audio delta 66 or delta 44 soundcard , another motherboard , a scsi harddrive and another videocard . Any tips about how I could build the best and cheapest machine are very welcome !
Freakrush
 
Old 06-08-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
nadroj
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 2,539

Rep: Reputation: 58
i wont comment on hardware. but i will say that there are distros specific to audio/media development so i highly recommend searching for them and checking them out when you get your system put together! good luck
 
Old 06-09-2006, 01:37 AM   #3
freakrush
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Merchtem , Belgium
Distribution: 64studio 32 bit version
Posts: 6
Blog Entries: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Debian's demudi is what i've tried , and I've heard of the agnula project. These are the multimedia - distro's I know , and I want to learn so I can tailor any distro to the needs of the programs I use.
So that's why I'm trying Gentoo .
 
Old 06-09-2006, 03:37 AM   #4
profoX
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Archlinux / Debian / Ubuntu
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15
Cool. You're from Belgium
Welcome to LQ
 
Old 06-09-2006, 12:37 PM   #5
johnson_steve
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: BrewCity, USA (Milwaukee, WI)
Distribution: Xubuntu 9.10, Gentoo 2.6.27 (AMD64), Darwin 9.0.0 (arm)
Posts: 1,152

Rep: Reputation: 46
I'm running gentoo in my home studio with a M-audio delta 1010 running out to a rackmount input box. it works very well. jack, ardour and hydrogen make a good software combo.

Last edited by johnson_steve; 06-09-2006 at 12:40 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 01:30 PM   #6
truthfatal
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Distribution: Raspbian, Debian, Slackware, OS X
Posts: 443
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 32
Thumbs up

Welcome to LQ!

Quote:
Originally Posted by freakrush
Debian's demudi is what i've tried , and I've heard of the agnula project.
DeMuDi is a part of the AGNULA project

Good luck building your Software DAW by hand
M-Audio makes some great soundcards. My cousin has a Delta 1010, it's very rad (though I've never seen it working in a Linux environment..).

Last edited by truthfatal; 06-09-2006 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2006, 02:03 PM   #7
johnson_steve
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: BrewCity, USA (Milwaukee, WI)
Distribution: Xubuntu 9.10, Gentoo 2.6.27 (AMD64), Darwin 9.0.0 (arm)
Posts: 1,152

Rep: Reputation: 46
mine works with this in the kernel config:
Code:
CONFIG_SND_ICE1712=y
and I use envy24control to control the onboard mixer/patchbay and the hardware monitoring. it has 8 analog ins (running to the rackmount preamp) that work with 24bit@96Khz (ADAT quality) plus the 2 digital ins (and 8 analog 2 digital outs. it has midi in and out (I haven't used these yet as I don't work with midi.) plus a digital sync lets you combine 4 cards. for up to 32 analog & 8 digital in and out.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 05:18 AM   #8
freakrush
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Merchtem , Belgium
Distribution: 64studio 32 bit version
Posts: 6
Blog Entries: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
OK
Thanks for all the replies.

- M-audio Delta 1010 could be my next soundcard , I have an m-audio Dman 2044 now but it only works with windows 98 I will sell or keep it together with my old 400 euro official cubase vst 3.7 , damn such a waste of cash)

- My Midisport 2x2 is supported for linux but it needs the firmware loader ... could this mean that the midi drivers aren't as good as for hardware that doesn't need firmware loaders . Or is the result the same and are these firmware loaders just a different way of installing the hardware ?

- Because I want to build an excellent working machine , probably Gentoo is still the best choice , no ?
I'm a real Linux newbie so I'm not shure about that . A special multi-media tailored distro would give results faster probably . But , I'm more interested in building (compiling?)the fastest OS , that's why I'd choose Gentoo ...

- Would it be a good idea to buy a scsi harddisk ? And does it have special requirements for the motherboard ?

- Is the Matrox G450 graphics cards still a good choice or is it too old ?
I've seen them on e-bay for 20us$ (32 or 64 MB memory, two monitor outputs)

- And so on, I have questions about every piece , I'll make webpage to keep an overview . "Freakrush's new Software DAW"
Probably after me , the same questions will be asked over and over again .
If anyone knows a good site about building like this ? Yeah shure, linuxquestions.org ;-)

- I need at least 8 analog balanced inputs , 8 outputs or less and two midi in+outputs . Also I'd like to use the DAW for realtime effects and/or synths (like VST plugins) .

- I also have a modded xbox . I'm dreaming of using it as a realtime visual effects box , midi controlled . This would be spectacular for live shows , if i could write a miditrack for visual effects on the xbox . But that's a dream for the future ...

Cheers !
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:37 PM   #9
johnson_steve
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: BrewCity, USA (Milwaukee, WI)
Distribution: Xubuntu 9.10, Gentoo 2.6.27 (AMD64), Darwin 9.0.0 (arm)
Posts: 1,152

Rep: Reputation: 46
Note: mine is the 1010LT without the breakoutbox it was much cheaper then the 1010 with the box and I already had an 8 chan. rackmount preamp. A SCSI disk would be faster and this is good for audio work but I don't have one. I would very much recommend an NVIDIA card if at all possible. I like to use ecamegapedal for live realtime effects (uses ladspa effect plugins) and ardour (my main DAW program) supports Ladspa and (I believe) VST Plugins.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 04:43 AM   #10
freakrush
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Merchtem , Belgium
Distribution: 64studio 32 bit version
Posts: 6
Blog Entries: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok ,
I'll make a new thread on the hardware forum about building a Linux DAW .
Thanks again for all the hopegiving replies .
 
Old 12-03-2006, 09:36 AM   #11
freakrush
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Merchtem , Belgium
Distribution: 64studio 32 bit version
Posts: 6
Blog Entries: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
the midisport 2x2 installation was easy...
some links ...
Firmwareloaders for midisport
MIDI-HOWTO
M-Audio Delta 1010 on Alsa soundcard matrix
 
  


Reply

Tags
delta, gentoo, maudio


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie attempting build of sane on Ubuntu, gets errors treader Linux - Newbie 5 04-01-2006 04:36 PM
Help choosing a distro for newbie comp. warnerwi Linux - Distributions 1 06-05-2005 12:52 PM
how to do: using a linux comp to act as router for a windows comp grimhammer Linux - Networking 8 02-10-2005 09:56 PM
couldn't ping a WinXp comp from Fedora Comp tanbetien Fedora 5 12-04-2003 06:03 AM
Newbie with non-networked comp Krysith Linux - Newbie 7 05-21-2003 12:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration