[PlanetCCRMA] hardware question - USB and Firewire

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Mon Feb 13 20:39:01 2006

On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 23:08 -0500, Roy Vestal wrote:
> Hi folks. I'm building a small home studio and I want to use CCRMA. My 
> question is hardware related:
> I, like most, have a limited budget. Although I'd like to go with a 16 
> channnel AD/DA and an RME Hammerfall, I don't have the money for it 
> right now. I'm also just starting so I don't need that kind of 
> horsepower at the start.
> I've been looking at E-MU's 1820, which will have the functions I'm 
> looking with 8 channels in, 8 out, but I didn't see it on the ALSA list. 
> Has anyone used or know if it's suppported using CCRMA?

    I don't know about the 1820 but the M-Audio 1010 works great.

> What about the Firewire products out there? Like the Alesis MultiMix 
> Firewire Mixers, or the Taskam Firewire Mixers?  These "all in one" 
> units give me what I need in functionality, but I haven't set up a DAW 
> before so I don't want to buy something that doesn't work. If I have to 
> I'll run Windows, but I really don't want to.

    Firewire is iffy at best right now.  No one really wants to release

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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