Linux Journal: HDRs and DAWs For Linux: The New Breed
Aug 30, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)
"The hard-disk recorder (HDR) is the central component of the
modern digital audio studio. The most basic feature of a
high-quality HDR is the capability to record and play
multitrack/multichannel digital audio at various sampling rates.
However, with the addition of software amenities such as non-linear
and non-contiguous editing operations, support for a variety of
soundfile formats, and audio digital signal processing via plugins
or built-in modules the HDR is no longer simply a more or less
sophisticated record/playback device. At this point it has become a
digital audio workstation (DAW).
"For most Linux-based musicians the hard-disk recorder of choice