[ILUG] Linux DAW
johngay at eircom.net
Tue Feb 8 00:38:16 GMT 2005
On Monday 07 February 2005 23:38, Les wrote:
> Hi there.
> Is there anybody who is doing professional audio work with Linux?
Quite a few, though I'm not one, I do follow with interest.
> I'm interested in setting up an digital audio mastering workstation , I
> have looked at a lot of systems and I have gotten feedback from Mac
> people ( who say Mac is the best)
Mac is the standard in many audio, video and publishing houses.
> and Window people (who say windows is
> just as good as Mac)
Don't believe them. They say that because they've never used Mac in a
> but I have been seduced by Linux and have done a
> bit of research into audio with Linux and have been very impressed with
> the facts and figures.
The 'facts and figures' can often need a little favouring (salt).
Linux can be good for audio, depending on how comfortable you are with linux,
how fast your box is, and how much you tweak your kernel.
If you're very comfortable with Linux, you can patch your kernel for
low-latency, unless your box is super-fast. These are being worked on now for
the standard kernel, but it'll be a while before they're included.
If you just want to test the waters, there is a live-CD designed for audio
work that is pre-tweaked and has most of the best professional level audio
The package list will give you a good idea of what is available in the
> But still I would be very interested in hearing
> from someone that has used it on a professional level. If there is
> anybody doing audio work on any system or if you know of anybody that
> could help me I would appreciate it.
Hope this gives you a push in the right direction.
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