A Few Questions About Hardware
Hello and greetings to all members, my name is Josh, first time poster on this forum.
I am quite familiar with a Linux/UNIX environment, but I am not familiar with digital audio and recording. I am currently reading a couple books, Linux Music & Sound and I forget the name of the other. I am very interested in using Ardour in a non-production environment, but I do not want to sacrifice any quality that I may be able to achieve. Here is my current situation. I use openSUSE10.2 for my recording station. It is running on a 3.2 P4 Prescott core (1 MB L2 cache), 2 gigabytes of PC3200 DDR, and 240 GIG RAID-5 SATA. The motherboard is an Abit IC7 Intel Chipset.
Is this sufficient for a recording station?
I also have a question about which sound card I should use. I do not want top of the line, but can someone recommend a "budget" priced sound card that would work with 1 channel of recording at a time. I do not need to record live audio just 1 track at a time. The instruments will all be "live" i.e. guitars, drums, bass guitars, and vocals.
Can anyone recommend to a newbie how to get started out in this vast world of digital audio recording? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.