James McBoyle wrote:
> 2009/3/26 Brendan Minish <bminish at minish.org>:
>> On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 10:22 +0000, Conor Daly wrote:
>>>>> Speaking of which, is one of these machines likely to be useable as an
>>> audio workstation.
Great responses from Brendan and James. Ardour has gone from strength
to strength, meaning it's a feasible multi-track recording suite,
particularly for hobby-ist recording. If your son starts to hit the
limits of what this software can do, then you can consider upgrading. If
not, the Linux OS and Ardour software (and many associated plugins,
etc.) are free and gratis :)
While not wishing to recommend any manufacturer in any way, my employer
has purchased some Dell workstations recently which are really very
quiet - comparable with the noise levels I had to pay big bucks and
personally customise to reach years ago. I believe they are just the
standard Optiplex range, but if you're interested I can take a look
tomorrow and post details.
Servers are typically built for reliability and the expectation they'll
sit in a rack far away from human ears - so they are really not
appropriate (unless you have a separate and well sound-proofed server
room, separate from your control room.
Hope this helps.
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