[ardour-users] experience with soundcard over firewire

Sampo Savolainen v2 at iki.fi
Thu Apr 13 08:07:42 PDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 10:00 -0500, Christopher Boggs wrote:
> I'm interested in this as well, as there are a lot of small format low end
> mixers and even some mid-end gear that now have Firewire multitrack
> capability, up to 18 tracks at once (24bit 44.1/44.8) like the Phonic Helix,
> and Mackie Onyx...I'm wondering how well if at all this would work for
> multitrack recording with jack/ardour on linux...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ardour-users-bounces at lists.ardour.org
> [mailto:ardour-users-bounces at lists.ardour.org] On Behalf Of Michal Žeravík
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:00 AM
> To: ardour-users list
> Subject: [ardour-users] experience with soundcard over firewire
> Hi all,
> I have friend with Acer notebook
> and he is thinking about linux try.
> He is musician and wants to buy soundcard connected via firewire or usb.
> Do you have any experience with any supported hardware?
> Are there any problems?

For firewire, this is the only hope under linux: http://freebob.sf.net

Some devices work, some don't. The driver is still in beta / alpha
stage. Also, it's not an alsa driver (yet) and as far as I know, you can
only use jackd with it. Take note that only some firewire devices work
with freebob.

USB support is a bit better. But quite dodgy for some devices.

For soundcards supported in general, see the alsa sound card matrix

Sampo Savolainen <v2 at iki.fi>

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