> I've been looking into this myself (haven't done anything yet). It's
> been a while since I looked into audio processing on Linux, and the
> "ardour" package is newish and looks intriguing.
> www.ardour.org/requirements.html, under Audio Interface, makes
> suggestions about good sound cards for your purpose.
M-Audio Delta series sounds interesting, but I'm building ~600EUR PC for
my friend, and cheapest M-Audio sound interface I found (available in
Finland) costs ~200EUR... Little bit too expensive.
Quote:> All I will add to his recommends is that the RME Hammerfal stuff is
> expensive, the M-Audio cards seem to be priced mid-range, and Ensoniq
> cards are commodity priced in my experience, i.e., I have a SoundBlaster
> 16 PCI that uses Ensoniq driver.
Yeah, Ensoniq-stuff definitely is not high-end stuff. Which worries me
most is that motherboard I'm going to install in that system has
6channel audio interface, which sounds quite promising - except Linux
has no support for it.
Maybe someone could recommend new socket-a motherboard (or rather
chipset) that has Linux-compatible well working sound interface chip.