[PlanetCCRMA] Fedora 1 or 2

R Parker rtp405@yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 22:00:02 2004

--- Mark Knecht <markknecht@comcast.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 13:00, R Parker wrote:
> > --- Mark Knecht <markknecht@comcast.net> wrote:
> > 
> > The first guy with the HDSP and now another new
> > chipset...I'm not feeling sorry for you. Maybe a
> bit
> > jealous. :)
> <hehe!!> Jealous isn't the right place to be on this
> Ron. I bought the
> laptop because the price/performance looked quite
> good. It wasn't a big
> problem to go to 2.6.3 for me as I wasn't required
> to do audio with the
> machine. I did that with Pro Tools on the same box.
> However, over time I
> keep trying to move more of my work to Linux, and as
> I say I have this
> gig coming up in 4 weeks so it seems like another
> opportunity to track
> some major sessions with Ardour.

Very cool! What type of gig, live in a studio,
multitrack or live in a club?

Does your HDSP setup have a rackmount breakout box
with analog, spdif and adat i/o?

Are you putting pre's in front of the HDSP?

I've got a jazz live double album to do on Nov. 14th.
This project is gonna be old school. One of the albums
will require two stage mics; vocal and alto sax. The
other album is straight up bebop and will have one mic
for the alto. I've never heard the room but am told
it's great. We'll see a couple weeks before the job.
The players are world class so the performances will

If we had a budget, I'd mic every instrument on the
stage. The best I can hope for is two channels of
preamp and a pair of mics for the house. The best mics
I've got for the job is probably a pair of SM81's.
Nothing special! Here's to hoping the room is as good
as its rep. In the back of my mind is Ecasound to
record and JAMin with Ardour for mastering back at the
studio. I've never used Ecasound but like the idea of
not running X for this situation.

Despite the low budget production challange, I could
not be happier. In the past, my solution to headaches 
was to beat on my foot with a hammer. I'm gonna drop 
off the hammer at a Goodwill on my way to a no payin'
do it for the love job.

ron "i got an asprin for ya" parker

> The HDSP was jsut a mistake, really. Never should
> have bought it.
> Patrick suggested I was crazy before I did. Should
> have listened! Not
> the first time I was stuborn. That said it works
> really well under
> Windows so it's not a complete loss.
> > 
> >  I get no
> > > DMA support with a kernel older than 2.6.3, and
> I
> > > get no realtime
> > > support with a kernel newer than 2.4.X.
> > 
> > I know nothing about DMA but was under the
> impression
> > that 2.6.N had low latency and realtime work being
> > done on it. Is the DMA needed for firewire drives
> or
> > is it used all over the place?
> This was for the on-board EIDE drives. <2.6.3 and
> the ATI chipset only
> supported PIO. hdparm -tT returned something like
> 4MB/S. With DMA I now
> get a respectable 25MB/S.
> > 
> > By realtime you mean the capability to prioritize
> > tasks, right? I recall comments to the affect of
> > Ingo's patches performing comparibly with true
> > realtime systems.
> Well, no I meant whatever the 2.6 version of the
> 'Capabilites' patch
> ends up being. I think the 'realtime-lsm' stuff is
> part of that:
> http://lwn.net/Articles/101723/
> However (so far) it hasn't loaded for me. Granted I
> was also trying out
> a Con Kolivas kernel at the time and certainly could
> have messed up the
> installation somehow. I do it every day.
> My main issue here is that when working in a Windows
> environment like
> Pro Tools I'm finding that using Linux for soft
> synths and VSTs is one
> option. However that option requires I run Wine and
> I will not run wine
> as a root user, and without being root you end up
> with xruns as you
> cannot get the real-time option (-R?) from jackd. As
> I understand it the
> need for jackd -R and a kernel >2.6.3 for my hard
> drives to go fast has
> been, so far, mutually exclusive for the mere mortal
> like me. However,
> with Fernando's help and the bleeding edge Planet
> versions I might have
> a fighting chance. Long term though I'm not
> committed to any RPM based
> distro.
> In the short term, like for this upcoming gig, I'd
> be happy to run
> PlanetCCRMA if it works on this machine. 
> > 
> > > what's a guy to do?
> > 
> > I'm fresh out of chickens but some grey squirrel
> > sacrifices might make strong vodo.
> > 
> > ron
> > 
> Thanks!
> - Mark

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