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Re: Please Improve Debian for Multimedia Production


2009/3/26 Adrian Knoth <adi@drcomp.erfurt.thur.de>
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:05:32PM +0100, Grammostola Rosea wrote:

> The problem is an realtime kernel and a proper configuration for music
> production. Without that, you better stay away from music production

Not really. I absolutely have no problems with CONFIG_PREEMPT, dynticks,
ondemand scheduler and all this fancy stuff in a vanilla 2.6.29 running
on a dualcore amd64 laptop.

It's an outdated myth that you need RT kernels for audio production,
though it helps with very low latencies. (let's say buffer sizes below
10ms and high CPU loads)

maybe it is worthwhile to clarify where "audio production" begins and "audio fun" ends.
Recording 16 tracks + monitoring could be an impossible task with your !=RT kernel.

Nevertheless, for those with highest constraints or older hardware, a RT
kernel is beneficial.



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