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by Shadow_7
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Music & FOSS Advocacy
Topic: Please, stop the FLOSS donation guilt trips and begging!
Replies: 21
Views: 15062

Re: Please, stop the FLOSS donation guilt trips and begging!

I don't have any issues donating to things that can make me money, if I have the money. Like microsoft office back in the day so my resume was compatible with what those who hire would want and expect. Truth be told, FOSS doesn't always produce the results that others want and expect. Even though th...
by Shadow_7
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

Re: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcdq_A6gFv4

My first attempt at anything screen casting. And using cwm to show what it is, what it does, and how to function within it.
by Shadow_7
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Howto set up Presonus Audiobox 1818vsl?
Replies: 10
Views: 6179

Re: Howto set up Presonus Audiobox 1818vsl?

The device has a name of hw:2 in alsa terms. With ardour, you would launch jackd for hw:2 and connect ardour to jack. You can assign a name other than hw:2 with a ~/.asoundrc file. You can also reindex the cards so hw:2 is hw:0 which is the default, and everything will just lean to using it by defau...
by Shadow_7
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: M-Audio M-Track Quad vs. Focusrite Scarlett 18i8
Replies: 4
Views: 5174

Re: M-Audio M-Track Quad vs. Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

The focusrite looks like the better piece of hardware. The M-Audio one doesn't seem to publish noise specs and has a FAQ that seems to suggest quirks.

http://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-inter ... rlett-18i8
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/M ... ADNew.html
by Shadow_7
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

Re: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?

From a fresh debian 7.2.0 (wheezy) install I had to apt-get the following to compile cwm. Dependencies were grabbed and not listed here of course. Just an extract from the bash_history of root after installation. Not all of the packages listed were required for the compile. I tend to do the debootst...
by Shadow_7
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: An old server as a studio machine... Good idea or bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: An old server as a studio machine... Good idea or bad?

It looks plenty powerful. I'd worry about the state of the cooling system. There's plenty of CPU and RAM to smoke most peoples new toys. But it might suck a bit of juice. And I wouldn't want to sleep in the same room as it.
by Shadow_7
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

Re: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?

If you try it and don't like it.

Cntrl + Alt + Shift + Q == get out of the X environment

Otherwise the usual Cntrl + Alt +F# works for another console to purge it old school.
by Shadow_7
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: HOW TOs, Tips & Tricks
Topic: cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 5453

cwm - Anyone else like this option for a window manager?

http://martintoft.dk/?p=cwm I was watching a BSD podcast and an author of several technical books was quite avid about using cwm, the calm window manager. So I set out to see what it was all about. The above link is for a linux variant, not available in repositories, but compiles happily on my wheez...
by Shadow_7
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Problem connecting MiniLab on Linux OS
Replies: 22
Views: 16043

Re: Problem connecting MiniLab on Linux OS

It? http://www.arturia.com/evolution/smf/index.php?board=103.0 Which you already found and posted in. Sadly with 0 replies. Have you tried the latest firmware? FirmWare 2.1.0.2 http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/products/MiniLab/resources.html Not that I hold much hope, it seems that people have ju...
by Shadow_7
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Problem connecting MiniLab on Linux OS
Replies: 22
Views: 16043

Re: Problem connecting MiniLab on Linux OS

I'm seeing two main issues. [ 354.237774] usb 3-2.4: USB disconnect, device number 14 and [ 354.250025] systemd-udevd[3676]: Failed to apply ACL on /dev/snd/controlC1: No such file or directory The ACL, I assume is access control list, which implies some sort of security / permissions issue. # modpr...
by Shadow_7
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: cheap digital audio usb with 1/8" output jack?
Replies: 3
Views: 11380

Re: cheap digital audio usb with 1/8" output jack?

The m-audio mobile pre has a variety of connections. Including 1/8th inch (3.5mm) input and outputs. Actually 2x 1/8th outputs if you include the headphone jack. It doesn't have plugin power, and requires a computer and is only 2 channels at 16 bit and 48kHz at best. AKA usb 1.x, but it's class comp...
by Shadow_7
Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Big performance and power gains coming in Linux 3.12
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Big performance and power gains coming in Linux 3.12

note that this is only in opensource gpu drivers, closed ones say closed as tradition... :roll: Do the ati-legacy cards, that seem to have nice 3D support in > 3.4.x kernels qualify as "opensource" now? The new-ish 3.8+ kernels with radeon do most of what the old fglrx drivers seemed to do. Except ...
by Shadow_7
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: The "Perfect" Interface Wish List
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

Re: The "Perfect" Interface Wish List

The Delta 44 sounds to me like one of the best interfaces out there. The Delta 44 I have and use. The Delta 66 is probably better as it has 6 outputs for true 5.1 surround sound. Or the 1010, which all use the same chipset and are all basically the same except for the number of channels, and of cou...
by Shadow_7
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: The "Perfect" Interface Wish List
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

Re: The "Perfect" Interface Wish List

2 channels for input is hardly "perfect". Most bands have more than two players. And if you're like me where your TV capture card doesn't have the right audio connector, you're piping one of those outs to the VCR to split the audio input. Which is 2 channels gone, and that's just input. If you want ...
by Shadow_7
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: The "Perfect" Interface Wish List
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

Re: The "Perfect" Interface Wish List

8 channel... 24bit / 96kHz... minimum. USB 2.0 or 3.0 and < $100. Not talking pro preamps as those will likely already exists for those that care externally and OS agnostic. And of course full duplex. The minimums of course. aka 7.1 surround. Perhaps < $1K if the ADC were truly pro quality. Class co...