studio setup adwise. relatively new.
I have written and recorded songs since I was 16 years old. age 34 now and by now I feel ready to actually start learning a lot about this as it seems to be a hoby that I will continue . I have now limited budget as always. but have as far as this invested over many years. fostex fd8 and a new fostex mr8hd. emu1212m soundcard on a old computer with 1 gigabyte ram. cant get it working on my new 4 gigabyte rams machine runnign 64studio proper. which makes me sad. I have a behringer mixer eurorack mx2000a and a se electronics 3900 studio condeser I got secondhand from a radio station. I have a unidetified cheap vocal mic I use for recording guitars and bass when miced an amp. for now. then I have a keyboard controller and a druimmachine and my personal guitars ,harps, and a banjo. which I am learning to play anytime soon. it should be fully possible to make music on this setup but as far as the software goes I know already that lnux and ardour is more advanced than the limited edtions of popular software comping with any hardware audio interface but also I had tried my best at getting it working proper just using the emu1212m card that I got for the purpose of using every single in and out connceted to the fostex fd8 which works on windows but the machine is just not fast enough. it would not be worth it to start investing in new software because its punped up fully ram wise. it does not get any bigger than 1 gigabyte of ram and the cost of the bigger hardrives would not even be worth it either . there is two hard disk in it both 160 gigabytes drives. the new machine is 64bit and can not be upgraded anymore ramwise either. but four gigabytes is much for a linux machine I think. sadly the emu1212m card does not work proper at all· I use adat inputs the most and this I cant not get working. how would you set all of this up and what besides monitors which I orded but is not home yet would you say was needed to sort of get it all working. it is simply a hobby rig but I would like to be able to record full bands and in quality that is as good as any other home studio of course. thanks for the inputs.