[PlanetCCRMA] Acer laptop

Peter Lutek plutek@infinity.net
Sun Apr 17 11:37:01 2005

On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 19:59:29 +0200, David Fraser <davidf@sjsoft.com> wrote:

> Peter Lutek wrote:
>>>> I got the impression that USB might be too slow for audio , but I may  
>>>> be
>>>>   mistaken... Are there situations that would require the speed of
>>>> firewire? Initially input would be with mouse or (computer-)keyboard,
>>>> but later, hopefully, a decent keyboard-synth. (This is very  
>>>> amateurish
>>>> stuff, at least for now...)
>>> USB is pleantly fast enough for audio, or at least a few channels of
>>> it. I think the technical problems with USB lay more in how it does
>>> the work technically, but not that it won't work. There are pleantly
>>> of folks around using although I'm not.
>> as one real-world example, i've recorded 18 channels of 44.1kHz audio  
>> to a  single external USB2 drive with my acer laptop. no problems.
> What model ACER laptop do you use? Does it work well with CCRMA?

RAM upgraded to 1Gb
internal HD upgraded to 7200RPM

don't know about CCRMA.... i'm actually running gentoo, and am happy with  
that. i did an FC2 CCRMA install on one of my spare drives early on, and  
don't recall any real problems, but i know i never fully tuned the machine  
for audio with CCRMA before moving to gentoo.