[rescue] Can someone recommend a UNIX based Digital Audio Workstation?
vance at ikickass.org
Thu Feb 21 17:43:38 CST 2002
On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> > I have a setup now running a Sonorus STUDI/O under
> > Linux X86, but would like to put together a non-Intel
> > audio workstation.
> > The Sun/Creative Labs Ultra seems to be discontinued,
> > and is 16 bit. I'd like a 20 or 24 bit card.
> > I see a reference to an 20 bit Ultra Pro in a press release only.
> > Was it ever marketed?
> > Any other platforms that run UNIX with good sound capabilities?
> I see that is an ADAT and also SPDIF card. The Indigo2 has 4 chanels of
> analog IO (only 16bit though), and some sort of digital IO. The most
> authoritative source claims AES/EBU, but I don't rember seeing a jack that
> looks like that on an Indigo2.
> The Octane (often available for $500ish) has ADAT audio in addition to the
> 4 analog chanels.
> Outside of SGIs, I've never seen good audio for Unix machines, unless you
> count stuff that should be coming out for OS X.
I use a Tascam Compustudio. Works fine. Even does 24-bit multichannel
digital discrete outputs for hooking to a Dolby Digital
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