> bonus points for anything that gives me more than 4 ports of i/o.
A used Emagic AMT works well and gives 8 ports i/o. But I never managed
to chain them to get 16 or more under Linux, worked well on Mac.
> Man I do have to say I miss the pre-VST days. sorry, but things were
These days are not gone. Still a lot of new synths are being released
and Midi is still not dead. Used digital synths and samplers are cheap
(something which you cant say about analogue synths). And there has
never been so much new analogue modulars available as today.
Coming from Emagic Logic I was never that convinced with Midisequencing
under Linux, so now I use a MPC and other sequencers/ rhythm machines
synched for my beat music, the computer became a taperecorder for audio.
Once I tracked everything the possibilities to warp the audio signals
with Ladspa Plugins or PD or AMS or CSound or whatever are endless. With
the cheap available harddisks this is a major change for me in music
making in comparison of the 90s, in that times I composed everything in
Midisequencers and recorded only a stereo master on DAT.
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