[PlanetCCRMA] Live system (Sorry about the cross-post)

matt@tinysongs.com matt@tinysongs.com
Wed Apr 13 10:39:02 2005

Ok, I am building a machine from scratch to mix and record live music with
Ardour.  Please look at my specs and offer any feedback.

Asus K8N

AMD Athlon 64 (I havenít decided on the speed, though price will play a factor
here.  Probably the 3400.)

2 Ė 1GB DDR400 PC3200 ram cards.

Hard Drive:
I am looking at 2 80GB 7200 RPM ATA drives to use in a RAID configuration, which
is apparently supported on the board.  Any comments on this are welcomed!

CD Burner
I have a TEAC CD burner that I am planning on using.  Itís fast.

 Iíll use a 2 space rack case with a PCI and AGP riser cards.  Iíll probably
just get a cheap-o AGP video card if no one thinks it matters.

Audio I/O will be accomplished with the ST Audio DSP3000 with an additional
ADC&DAC3000 for a total of 16 channels of full duplex 24/96 I/O.  Iíll may add
a 3rd ADC&DAC3000 unit at some point.

I am thinking of using eh CCRMA FC3 i86_64 kernel if we think thatís workable. 
I have heard grumblings about AMD 64 and CCRMA.  If itís bad, Iíll use Gentoo. 
Any help here would be great.

6 or 8 space PA rack with shock mounts.

Control Surface:
This is an unanswered question as of now.

I am thinking of getting a rack video/keyboard deal like from a server room but
they seem really expensive.  Any comments?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Matthew Polashek