[PlanetCCRMA] I'm really getting into this -- need input onentry-level pro-quality hardware

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Apr 4 22:24:02 2004


> I'm assuming you meant the M-Audio OmniStudio...
> 
> I had seen some for sale on ebay, but thought the USB connection might be 
> problematic...
> 
> Now I see that there is also an OmniStudio product with PCI card.  Is that 
> the model you are using?

Yes, that's the one, the PCI card is the Studio 66. USB is not currently
the best choice for high quality and low latency audio in linux. 

-- Fernando

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano [mailto:nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU] 
> Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 8:49 PM
> To: Brian Jarrett
> Cc: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
> Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] I'm really getting into this -- need input onentry-level pro-quality hardware
> 
> > only partially supported.  So, can anyone recommend something that
> > works well?  Im hoping to find something with the following features
> > (and realizing that I may not get them all):
> > 
> >  
> > 24bit/96khz A to D conversion
> > 
> > External unit (so there is no interference from PC circuitry, unless
> > experience shows this isnt really a problem.)
> > 
> > At least 4 inputs, 8 would be better
> > 
> > Less than $500??
> > 
> > Good dynamic range
> > 
> > Ive got a few devices that output SPDIF, so it would be cool if I
> > could get an input for that too.
> 
> I have a lot of Midiman OmniStudio boxes here at CCRMA (a Midiman Delta
> 66 + external OmniIO box). It is well supported by ALSA (as well as the
> 1010lt mentioned in the same thread) and has 4 line level inputs and
> outputs (balanced), 2 mic amps, can do 24/96Khz i/o, and has 1 spdif
> port. Very good audio quality. The only thing missing is a MIDI port. 
> 
> -- Fernando
>