[TriLUG] Linux Digital Audo Workstation and Control surfaces
turnpike420 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 10:17:43 EDT 2005
I'm stuck on XP b/c I have the Digi001 rack... it's proprietary PCI
card and whatever SCSI-like bus it has on it. Well, stuck may not be
the exactly correct term, but Pro Tools is really nice. I have been
considering upgrading to the Digi002 rack, it's only $800 if I do a
trade in with my Digi001. I haven't asked DigiDesign what the cost
would be for trade in to the non rack Digi002, it is definitely more
expensive though. The firewire interface is a really attractive
option. Then I can use it with my laptop INside my "quiet room" and
not have to worry about noise or a 2nd person to be around when I want
to record and check levels, etc. Recording in a track is one thing,
should be fine on a T42... mixing a song is another, I save that for
my monster workstation. :)
Roy, I'd love to see your setup when you get it going!
On 9/11/05, Roy Vestal <rvestal at trilug.org> wrote:
> I'm building using Planet CCRMA :) . I'm setting up a studio that I
> *hopefully* will be able to use part-time as a second business
> (eventually) as well as record some CD's with/for some folks before. So
> I want to get it right and not have to purchase up and up on the H/W,
> ya' know? Anyway, I'm looking at the Tascam FW-1884 only because of the
> Firewire bus. I'm also looking at the Tascam US-2400. Granted, I could
> just go DigiDesign 002R. I can't really afford what I want, Dual G5's
> with the 32x4x4 Mackie into the Digi 002, so I'm wanting to stay away
> from the Dark Side too, hence, the happy Tux.
> Mark Shuford wrote:
> >Hi Roy:
> >I've not worked with Audacity all that much where I would want to use
> >automation so I have no idea about it. Ardour will work with any MIDI
> >MCM capable control mechanism (Midi Control Message). I've not used it
> >heavily but have verified that the control works with my M-Audio Oxygen
> >8 keyboard. Just a matter of assigning control channels and doing stuff
> >on the Ardour end. And Ardour and JACK have both become quite usable
> >over the last year... used to get lots of crashes.
> >So the short answer is yes, if these use MCM output, which I believe I
> >recall that they do. Now, the Mackie stuff is _nice_ if you've got the
> >dough, that's not me. The TASCAM stuff is good but I sometimes think a
> >little overpriced once others have gotten into the market to give some
> >competition. But if you can afford it I would not hesitate to buy TASCAM
> >-- I have before, with much satisfaction.
> >Behringer had an inexpensive control surface out, a couple of models in
> >fact. I've been advised their stuff is not up to heavy professional road
> >use but it looked very usable. M-Audio/MIDIMAN also had a couple of
> >control surfaces... don't know about these since they got bought-out.
> >And I've seen some other companies out there making some pretty
> >specialized stuff for this use.
> >Now all of this was before JACK's MIDI stuff was complete and even
> >before the MIDI control stuff in Ardour was deemed more than
> >experimental. I haven't had the spare time to keep up with where all
> >this stuff has gone, of late, but do have it going on Fedora Core 3 w/
> >CCRMA's stuff.
> >I don't know what your complete setup is...
> >Have you looked at CCRMA, Stanford's Center for Computer Research in
> >Music and Acoustics? That is CCRMA at Home
> >http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/ . I've been using stuff
> >they've collected together, which includes Ardour and Audacity and lots
> >of other tools and JACK, for over a year.
> >There's also, I read, a package put together by the Eastman School of
> >Music. I've not given this a look as yet. Between the two, since they
> >both have a long history of work in electronic music, I'd think they
> >both have good packages.
> >I first tried the Agnula Project's work but found it not well
> >integrated. That was over a year ago.
> >CCRMA has a mailing-list. And so does the Linux Audio Developer's group
> >(LADSPA). And linux-audio-announce at music.columbia.edu at Columbia
> >University http://music.columbia.edu/ ... and a lot of the individual
> >packages have their own mailing-lists and such, of course.
> >Do not follow the Dark (XP) side of the Force. You can have thousands of
> >dollars worth of music recording and production software for the work
> >you put into it. That and the computer and the sound-card you choose.
> >Well, I guess I've typed much too much too much too much...
> >On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 21:34:53 -0400
> >Roy Vestal <rvestal at trilug.org> wrote:
> >>I am setting up a Linux DAW and want to run a Control surface for
> >>Ardour and Audacity. I'm looking at the Tascam US-2400 or FW-1884 with
> >>an FE-8 expansion. I've googled till my eyes literally hurt. I'm
> >>trying to find if JackIt/ALSA or something will allow either of these,
> >>or the Mackie equivalents, to control the software. I don't wanna have
> >>to go to XP purely because my controller isn't supported.
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