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Romy the Cat


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The contra-ridicules solution for a good DAW?
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My personal DAW solution with external super A/D and D/A converters is in a way ridicules and it more reflects not a need but rather my unhealthy desire to play with margins of possible. Well, perhaps it is a need but it is my own need and I do not plane to convince anybody else - after all use my playback for my own satisfaction and I know what I am getting as the result.  What is interesting - what would be a sane approach to DAW architecture?

Sometimes people ask me if it is possible to have a saner, less extended and more economical version of DAW. My definition of DAW is would include DAW’s onboard A/D, D/A and FM interfaces. So, if someone have tested a very high performing PCI D/A, PCI D/A or FCI FM cards then feel free to share your experiences.

I for instance have a very high regards for Lynx cards. I know that Lynx has reportedly very good integrated cards.

http://www.lynxstudio.com/product_detail.asp?i=11

I heard Lynx D/A a few time, not in my playback. I did not like the sound but it was not my hate of the Lynx cards but my hate of those installations – the owners were clueless what they were doing. In fact I have a hunch that the Lynx integrated cards might be very good – at least much better than the D/A crap that the high end industry produce.

I do not mind to have a good 24bit D/A card and stick it to my work machines, enabling to play 24 bit in my office…

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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montepilot


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After hearing what a well designed FM station recording setup could deliver I became a believer.  The question was what would be the cost involved to implement a good setup.  After doing some research on the cost of Romy's components to capture fm broadcast it became clear this was financially out of the question for me.  Lavry & Microsonics cost approaching a downpayment on a house.

The Lynx studio dac sounds like a good alternative and something more affordable.  I already have a sufficient computer to devote to fm only which could accomodate the Lynx Two A device.  I have the software, Wavelab 6 and have been loaned a fine tuner Yamaha T-85.  Slowly the system is coming together.  This is a more sane approach, hopefully I can get good results.

I am waiting for a good price on the Lynx Two.  The currently sell on ebay for over $900.00.

Romy, your observations on the shortcomings of the "clueless owners" could help someone avoid unnecessary mistakes.


"It's like an act of murder; you play with the intent to commit something"--Duke Ellington
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