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Old 06-13-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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Build a DAW - audiorecording computer - Tips ?

I'm a Linux newbie who wants to build a Linux-based , fast and cheap DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) .
The cost for the hardware should be between 500 and 1000 euro's .
I'd prefer to use the Gentoo distro to get the fastest result.

I'm making a webpage about it on
so others can learn from my search .
Any general tips concerning the best choice of hardware are
very welcome ..

I have a midiman usb midisport 2x2 that I want to use , and a Linux incompatible (as far as I know) Midiman Dman 2044 soundcard that I'll have to replace by another one , one with 8 balanced analog inputs or a rackmounted interface (with spdif , optical , adat options , good but not necessary in my case).

A graphics card for 2 monitors would be great too (I thought of a Matrox G450), and the machine should be as silent as possible...

Any usefull hints , or links to sites about similar subjects are very appreciated , so thanks in advance ...


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