[ardour-users] Hardware for Linux
Jørn Villesen Christensen
news at mettle.dk
Thu May 20 07:45:05 PDT 2004
On Thu, 20 May 2004 16:25:15 +0200, derek holzer <derek at x-i.net> wrote:
> Hi Jørn
> Jørn Villesen Christensen wrote:
>> I'm looking for an external audio interface with 4-8 inputs and outputs,
>> and with some midi.
>> Interface if prefered USB2.0, but firewire may also be ok.
>> I have been loking on
> You didn't say if it was for a laptop or not [although I assume it
You assumed correct.
> USB audio for Linux, despite the existance of the usb-audio drivers in
> ALSA, is still very sketchy. Check the archves of alsa-user list to see
> how many issues with USB cards come up. I think firewire is even less
> stable. If you can afford it, you might consider something from RME,
> like the Hammerfall HDSP, which uses a special cardbus interface. [Of
> ocurse, this card also has its own kinds of special tricks to get it
> If it's a desktop, then you have lots of options with PCI-card
> solutions, so I wouldn't even look at USB in this case...
So what you are saying, is that i would either have to a) Give up my
favorite OS and install M$ Windows? or b) Give up the idea of a portable
studio and buy a desktop?
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