So, basically, within the last year, I've gone from a focus on computers to a focus on my music... but i'm still interested in linux.
Anyways, I need a computer for recording and i want it to be a linux box.I dont want to do a mac because I love the programs Hydrogen and Ardour. I am probable going to build it myself, but i have a few questions-
OS - What is a good distro. I have good technical knowledge of most things linux. I was thinking maybe Gentoo? (I know this is a ubuntu forum, but last i checked, Ardour and Jack didnt agree with ubuntu)
Hardware - I don't know too much about recording, so i was wondering what special features are needed in a sound card for recording?
What hardware parts do i need to look out for as being non-linux-friendly?
What hardware parts do i need to look for as being linux-friendly?
When im pricing stuff out on newegg, how do i tell if it burns both DVDs and CD's? What's a 'combo drive'?
What is a 'card reader'? Will i need one?
How much RAM and processor speed do you think i would need for this use?
I will post more questions as i get them, because i know that isnt all of them... thank you for your help.