Originally Posted by 003
I don't actually have linux yet, but I hope to get it set up soon. I will probably be using PCLinuxOS. That looks very confusing, and it looks like I will have to download the source and compile it, which I don't know how to do. What is the command to do it? And once it is compiled, how exactly do you set it up? An audio server? It seems confusing. And is it actually ASIO or something similar to it?
Try Ubuntu, or Kubuntu if you prefer KDE over gnome. It seems to suit most people who try it - from beginners to folk who've used Linux for years. Loads of support available - Google for Ubuntu forum
I can't see any need for using ASIO on Linux - ALSA is low latency already. All jack does is add the ability to have multiple programs access the sound device at the same time - from what I can make out. If you want your audio upsampled, or even downsampled, then add one of the following lines to .asoundrc...
Pick one or the other, it's that simple. ALSA won't upsample unless it is told to do so - it'll just go with the defaults set by the device, or the programmer who implemented it within ALSA.ALSA card matrix.asoundrc informationAn introduction to ALSA, jack and Ladspa
If you're going to look at using Linux, then expect everything to be awkward and difficult. Everything is generally rather different to Windows - more often than not, it is better IMO, but I'm pretty used to Linux these days.