Just saw the new Pi 4. And I am looking for a cheap and affordable way to record guitar and vocal. When I saw the Pi 4 I thought that might work? I don't have any monitors at home, but I do have a large LCD 4K TV I could use for display. I've used cubase and Pro Tools a little bit before. But those where both installed on higher end hardware.
For this project as it is mostly to record my singer/songwriter progression and to test out various effects both for vocal and guitar I am thinking as this will have say 6-7 tracks at the very most, but mostly only 2 tracks possible it could work.
I've got some Linux experience, as I have only older hardware I've been running puppy linux and other small linux distros. And those work well on tiny hardware. Lately I've seen a bunch of open source DAW software that might work for me, but as I don't have any experience with any daws beside cubase and pro tools I have no idea what kind of hardware is required to run an open source daw?
1: Will Pi 4 be able to work without constant lagging and buffering if I record a few tracks onto it? (mixing and exporting I can happily wait longer but for the recording I need things to run as smooth as possible to avoid missing the creative zone.
2: What Linux daw sw is considered to run best on cheap hardware?
3: What 2 channel interface is known for working well with the top linux open source daw? Even if I am recording more then 2 tracks I can live with only 2 channels.
Last edited by classico
on Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:18 am, edited 1 time in total.