Re: [LAU] Live mixers/recording

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To: Len Ovens <len@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:55 pm

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On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Len Ovens wrote:

> Some of you may remember a while ago (year and a half or so) I was asking

why not just use midibox or similar open source MIDI hardware to build a
suitable controller? audio interfaces are well taken care of already ...

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On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Len Ovens <len@ovenwerks.net&=
gt; wrote:
Some of you may remember a while ago (year a=
nd a half or so) I was asking about mixers for live use. I finally have som=
e money to spend, so I went back over the thread.

I also looked at some of the lower end digital boards like the A&H QU a=
nd the Soundcraft Si series. I found it interesting that the mackie has fir=
ewire but the other two have chosen USB2.0 even for a channel count as high=
as 32 i/o. The manual says "standard compliant" and will work wi=
th the Apple no extra drivers (nothing works with windows without drivers).=
Has anyone tried one of these with alsa? Considering the cost of a high co=
unt audio interface, the cost of this as an audio IF plus controler starts =
to look not too bad.

It is obvious that the main cost is hardware, pots, switches and connectors=
. The digital boards don't try to put in as much hardware, yet seem to =
be able to give more features for the same price range. It is easy to inclu=
de a whole effects rack on almost a per channel basis only by changing cpu/=
dsp power.

I guess in many ways that is what we are doing with a daw... time for the o=
pen console design? Actually we have much of it already, it is just the har=
dware parts we don't seem to have. I/O ports and control surfaces is al=
l thats missing.
why not just use midibox or similar open s=
ource MIDI hardware to build a suitable controller? audio interfaces are we=
ll taken care of already ...=C2=A0

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[LAU] Live mixers/recording, Len Ovens, (Sun Jun 29, 11:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] Live mixers/recording, Roger, (Mon Jun 30, 1:20 am)
Re: [LAU] Live mixers/recording, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Jun 30, 5:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Live mixers/recording, Len Ovens, (Mon Jun 30, 4:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Live mixers/recording, Paul Davis, (Sun Jun 29, 11:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Live mixers/recording, Len Ovens, (Mon Jun 30, 4:29 am)