ideal Linux rig
Having tried and failed to get my aging Dell system to play nicely as an Ardour host, (primarily 'cus it has trouble doing Ardour + Qsynth + playback at the same time with lots of xruns etc), I'm seriously thinking of getting a new rig just to do Audio. So the question is, what should I buy?
It sort of has to be Linux (don't care what distro.) It has to support dual monitors, and it has to be quiet.
Or, alternatively, would setting up a dedicated windoze machine be a better option (I haven't used *doze for 15 years so I don't know.)
Money is a limiter, so no insanely expensive options. That will preclude apple products.
If anyone out there has recently set up such a thing, please share what you did.
Looking around I can't see a guide to what is required that is up to date.
if we can get enough info together, I'm happy to write/produce a new support tutorial to get some current guidance together.