A hardware check for building new system/studio

  • caleb
Posted: Fri, 02/06/2009 - 04:44
Hey all, New member here. I'm looking to buy a laptop and put 64Studio on it to use as a mobile music-making and possible live performance platform. As part of this, I'm looking at perhaps updating some keyboards/controllers etc... and I was looking specifically at CME VX6 or VX7 as my main controller and probably continuing to use my Yamaha P80 for more piano-specific tasks. The Yamaha is a simple midi-send proposition so won't have any compatibility issues with 64Studio, but CME is a USB interface. Does anyone have experience using this keyboard with 64Studio? I was hoping I might get some feedback on the suitability. Additionally, I have a Roland Edirol UA-101 audio/midi interface which I would like to use as another interface to the laptop. Again - anyone have any experience with this? Many thanks for any feedback. Regards Caleb

OK - I got this working. It

  • caleb
  • 02/06/09
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 22:47
OK - I got this working. It took fiddling around with the BIOS and modprobe and a couple of other things to get it working, but at least now it actually is working. Not getting fantastic latency, but I haven't tried a realtime kernel yet. In the meantime the onboard sound has a much better latency even without a realtime kernel. We're talking a bit over 17ms for onboard sound as compares to just over 100ms for USB audio. That's a bit disappointing, but we'll see how I go once I implement a realtime kernel of some description. Regards Caleb

Hey - that's fantastic news.

  • caleb
  • 02/06/09
  • Fri, 02/06/2009 - 11:06
Hey - that's fantastic news. Thanks for that. Regards Caleb

I've been trialling out

  • caleb
  • 02/06/09
  • Thu, 02/19/2009 - 07:14
I've been trialling out PCLinuxOS and I'm having no success recognising the Roland UA-101 as an audio device. I also have a 64Studio LiveCD which also doesn't recognise it. Is there a list of things I should do so that this device is recognised? It's a pretty critical part of my studio. Regards Caleb

Devices

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 02/06/2009 - 05:34
I can personally vouch for the Edirol, as I am using one myself. It is plug and play, but you have to be sure to order your devices, as the usb devices has a nasty tendency to deem itself most important, and take the position of hw0. There is some info on ordering in the FAQ. The CME VX6 should work because "USB Audio and MIDI, class-compliant" Class compliant devices works in 64 Studio of of box. This keyboard looks very interesting since it seems to have a motorised midi control surface built in. Ardour supports this with it's "General Midi" drivers, and can also provide feedback for automation. So - no problems here it seems!