Hardware for 64 Studio

  • ldoran
Posted: Sat, 07/21/2007 - 16:02
The one thing very much lacking on this website is information about hardware that can use 64 Studio. In particular what hardware can be used as audio sources: Example: Firewire/USB and the Berhinger ULTRAGAIN PRO-8 DIGITAL ADA8000, has it be tested with how many channels? Can it be used with any of the other major companies hardware interface cards? Or which of the Highend sound cards are known to work? Just seems really strange you have a cool looking audio software to compare with Cubebase or ProTools LE and yet have no information about known hardware methods of getting your audio into the system. Can everyone that has a working setup explain in detail what hardware they have, and how they got it working? Lee

Firewire sound cards

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Thu, 01/17/2008 - 23:59
Just have a look at those two links for firewire sound cards support : http://ffado.org/ http://freebob.sourceforge.net/index.php/Main_Page Toine

SoundCards supported by linux

  • fake
  • 01/12/08
  • Wed, 01/16/2008 - 18:08
Hi. Some useful information Quentin Harley, many thanks. Just to report that I have an maudio Audiophile 2496 pci sound card and in another machine I have a maudio Delta 10/10 pci. They both work well at low latencies and can also make use of the Envy24 control panel. Check the specs of the card you want to buy as with some "game" cards ie the Soundblaster range the signal to noise ratio can be a bit on the high side. Most of the musicians I know that use a pc would recommend as a starter a 2496 card as they are very good value or a Hammerfall if you can afford it. fake

SoundCards supported by linux

  • fnnffn@gmail.com
  • 01/14/08
  • Mon, 01/14/2008 - 23:49
I guess you all know about the alsa soundcard matrix? http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main However it would be nice to know what soundcards works with 64studio. I am planning to buy a M-Audio Revolution 5.1 or Audiophile 2496 PCI Or maybe I should buy a good old Soundblaster Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Best regards Jeppe Gothenburg, Sweden


  • david-0
  • 09/17/07
  • Tue, 10/02/2007 - 23:19
when i splashed out on gear, i'd done a lot of lurking on different linux-audio sites. I knew the Hammerfall series was well supported under Alsa, and when my buddy outgrew his, ( 9652 )i snapped it up. It is a really sensible modular way of working as an audio system base. I use a Focusrite Octopre LE for ADAT i-o. It sounds great just as a preamp nevermind as an adat interface, so no-brainer there as well. Overall i'd say Hammerfall is pretty easy to get going with, but nowadays the US-122 and other USB devices all work much better as well. If you wand hardware monitoring, better latency handling go hammerfal. oh- ditto on Quentins advice regarding bit-depth overkill. Your dog will never thank you for the great reordings that only he can hear! happy shopping! cheerz- dav=-0

how about 64-bit audio?

  • discism
  • 05/25/07
  • Sun, 07/22/2007 - 12:39
I am seeing alot of 24-bit audio cards mentioned, and that is great, but why not give ourselves 64 bit audio with a 64 bit audio card? Does anybody have one working? I am wondering which cards are actually capable of this. thanks in advance

64bit audio...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 07/22/2007 - 19:55
As you know, the de facto standard against which others are measured at the moment is CD quality. That is 16bit 44100Hz sampling. This relatively low standard is the goal in most music recording projects. DV audio (for digital camcorders) defaults to 16bit 48000Hz - also relatively low. 24bit recording has more fidelity than a Human could dream to discern in audio quality, and 96kHz has more Nyquist bandwidth than even dogs can hear... That brings us to anything more than that. A total waste if you ask me. Especially if you take into account that CD sales are dropping and downloadable standards like mp3, ogg, etc. are thriving, despite having even less audio quality than CD. Back to the 24bit cards. We record in 24bit so that we could have 24dB extra headroom to play with (each extra bit gives us 3dB - twice as much energy per bit). We have 32bit float mixing in Ardour. This keeps the resolution of all the mixed sound to the max until the final export. Did you record the live session a little low? No problem - You most probably still have more than 16bit fidelity in there, ready for use. 64bit audio is a little like making cameras that can take photos of the full electromagnetic range, starting at the longest radio frequencies we can transmit, all the way up to cosmic rays. If you had a printer that could print these in all its colours, it would still look the same as a standard camera images because our eyes cannot see these new hues... So my advice is to get yourself the best 24bit audio card you can afford. The recordings you'll make will be much better than you will ever be able to hear ;-) Cheers,


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 07/21/2007 - 20:42
This piece of ADAT hardware is basically half an input/output rack of the DDX3216, and it works well with a ADAT card like the RME hammerfall series cards. Should give you the full 8in and out, and if you have the RME 9652 you could connect 3 of these to your system. That gives 24ch of synchronised high definition audio. The hardware list is still very much in it's infants shoes, but as we get more users posting their working setups, the info should get more informative. Cheers

Hello Lee A list has been

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Sat, 07/21/2007 - 16:37
Hello Lee A list has been started on the forum; please see "Hardware Blacklist (Greylist)" Steve~