Computer Studio equipment recommendation
I am trying to build a studio machine for our Choir. I have convinced my Choir conductor to use Ardour as the multitracking recording software instead of purchasing ProTools. Budget wise I am limited to $1000 worth of hardware. I already have a machine with the following system specs: P4 2.4ghz 1GB of RAM Sound Blaster Live I will add more RAM later but here is where I need your help with your suggestions. What soundcard interface would you recommend? I had in mind M-Audio 1010LT but I read an article that said the M-Audio 1010lt is no longer recongnized by 64Studio/Ubuntu Studio as the card was redesinged in 2007 so that go me paused. The reason I thought of the 1010lt because of it's connection but I believe it lacks phantom power. Which card would be recommended in which the following connections are need? Midi MIC 1/4 jacks Also what studio monitors would you recommend? Which Microphone would be recommended? I saw the M-Audio MXL 990 but it requires phantom power. I also saw the Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic (SM57-LC). Not sure if this one requires phantom power Need you recommendation on the following devices: Sound card (Recommend PCI, Firewire or USB)? Recording Mic for Solo What monitors to use Mic filter Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Rony P.