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by Jamesf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...
Replies: 22
Views: 393

Re: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...

To replace it in the medium term, I bought a Mackie Producer 2x2, partly because they make a point of explicitly supporting Linux. For €109, I'm impressed - that thing's good! For as long as you can get by on 2 ins, 2 outs and MIDI in/out, it's worth seriously considering. That's interesting! Is it...
by Jamesf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Decent Interface in the $800-$1000 Range
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Decent Interface in the $800-$1000 Range

Since you mention RME, what about the UCX (depending on pricing wherever you are) or even the Babyface?
Personally, the UCX is where I expect to go when two channels just aren't enough any more, as it has a class-compliant mode.
by Jamesf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...
Replies: 22
Views: 393

Re: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...

FWIW, since you mentioned the Edirol FA101 in your initial post: I've been using one for well over a decade, and it's worked beautifully on Linux the whole time. I was not happy about retiring it, but my Firewire-equipped workstation packed it in, and I can't justify buying another just to get that ...
by Jamesf
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: GoboLinux
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: GoboLinux

Looks interesting; I don't recall hearing of GoboLinux before. I'm already using Nixos, though, and going by http://sandervanderburg.blogspot.com/2011/12/evaluation-and-comparison-of-gobolinux.html I'm inclined to stick with it. It looks like they started around the same time with similar goals, but...
by Jamesf
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: first factors for audio interface
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: first factors for audio interface

If you only need two inputs at a time (plus MIDI), the Mackie Producer 2.2 is making me pretty happy. It's working nicely at 48KHz/24-bit. They explicitly support Linux, which was one of the reasons I went that way, and it also comes with a purchase/download code for a nice little collection of plug...
by Jamesf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Utility to show the load of each CPU ?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Utility to show the load of each CPU ?

Jack Winter wrote:I use gkrellm.

Thirded.
It'll also give you memory and swap utilisation, plus disk and network traffic. And a bunch more things, if you want them.
by Jamesf
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: AMP for electric uke. Any suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: AMP for electric uke. Any suggestions?

Happy birthday! If it's purely a clean sound you're after, I'd go solid-state. Lighter (especially if the power stage is class D), no waiting for the tubes to warm up, no expensive tube replacement when the unthinkable happens, and the sound stays pretty much the same until you overdo it and clip it...
by Jamesf
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: RME Fireface UCX in Linux 5.1
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: RME Fireface UCX in Linux 5.1

I own a Fireface UCX, and have been using linux-ck 5.1.x. for a little while now, but I don't really see/hear any difference from previous versions. I was (naively) hoping for native control of the animal through alsamixer, but I don't see any. Nor do I see much difference in terms of latency. Woul...
by Jamesf
Fri May 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Another IT/hobby-musician type
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Another IT/hobby-musician type

Hi James! swing jazz... online collaboration Oooh... Let me know if you want me to record a clarinet part. I played in school from the age of 10 to 17, then didn't really play for a couple of decades. I bought a nicer clarinet a couple years ago and started practicing again. More recently I've been...
by Jamesf
Fri May 31, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Another IT/hobby-musician type
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Another IT/hobby-musician type

Welcome to the forum! Post some of your recordings so we can hear what you do. Nixos is pretty geeky. How do you like it for audio? Any advantages over the distros in Debian-and-its-Derivatives land? I'll post 'em when I'm happy with them :) But I will do that. It works remarkably well for audio, t...
by Jamesf
Fri May 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Another IT/hobby-musician type
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Another IT/hobby-musician type

Welcome! What's your DAW of choice? Or do you simply use Audacity for recording your music? Do you record your guitar directly via an audio interface or via a microphone that you place in front of your guitar amplifier/combo? Ardour is my DAW of choice, though I'm contemplating Mixbus as a variant ...
by Jamesf
Wed May 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Another IT/hobby-musician type
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Another IT/hobby-musician type

Hi! I should probably introduce myself. I'm a lifelong hobby-musician, with an IT background as a sysadmin, network engineer and programmer - my OS of choice these days is Nixos. Musically, I play things with strings and pickups: electric guitar, electric bass and electric upright bass. Stylisticall...
by Jamesf
Tue May 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: The "new" su
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: The "new" su

It's worth looking into sudo , instead of su[code]. Instead of switching user persistently, using that user's password, you use your own password to run a single command as that user. It gives you fewer opportunities to do really bad things to your system, and if you really want to work as another u...
by Jamesf
Tue May 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Backups
Replies: 23
Views: 1289

Re: Backups

I have a FreeNAS system for local backups, plus SpiderOak for encrypted offsite backups.
I learned the hard way (lost 2 years' worth of photos to a brainfart) that if you only have one backup, you don't have a backup.

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