Suggestions for Windows Laptop and Linux Desktop working together
hello forum folks,
I'm looking forward to change my win-only system to a linux system(Ubuntu or maybe Ubuntu-Studio) to do my audio work.
I'm sampling and using recording sometimes, so I think Ardour, despite from it looks and ambitions, is a pretty exchange for Logic5.5 which I now use.
With my Desktop Computer I think there are no problems: hardware (MAudio Audiophile 2469) is supported and thats just fine.
But for recording I normally use my laptop, because its portable and I'm making no studio-recordings but "roomy" recordings, which pretty fits the music I'm recording (another story).
My portable soundcard is a MAudio Firewire 410, which is not supported by any linux system, afaik. Thats a problem and I can't do anything against it. So Linux on my laptop is not possible, like it looks. I'm stuck to Windows.
I know there are acutally no real and high-priority attempts to port Ardour to Windows, ok, I can understand this and its ok.
But now I have to find a solution: Recording on Windows and then getting the recorded data, which can be many tracks, maybe already cut (but without effects) to Ardour to make further editing.
Do you have any suggestions how I can manage this? As I mentioned, Logic5.5 for Windows is avaible, but I'm fine with switching to other software, but this has to be free (I'm sure you all can understand this).
I searched trough the forums and the manual and I see there is no import for logic project files. I can imagine that this format is binary and Emagic/Apple has not opened this format. Sad, but not changeable.
Can you think of other ways how I can get my Windows Projectfiles to Ardour (or do you know aFirewire410 driver... not? ok)
Greetings from my first posting and I'm looking forward to join the Ardour Community to do some professional Audiostuff with OpenSource Software.
Nils "Steele" Gey,
Germany (currently India)