[ardour-users] Survey - what sound card/interface are you using with Ardour?

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Sun Jan 1 05:50:28 PST 2006

Christopher wrote:
> This is just to help me in making my decision as to what interface to 
> use in my recording setup, which is currently comprised of Fedora Core 3 
> and Ardour and a crappy old sound card.
> What interface(s)/sound card are you using?  I know alot of it depends 
> on the amount of channels you need, so this is mainly for the people 
> using smaller setups for home studio recording or small projects.
> Of course, I'd like the most bang for my buck, but currently I really 
> only need maybe 4 or 8 channels of A/D conversion.  But my biggest 
> concern is driver support.  I know RME has a good record of putting out 
> linux drivers, but are there any other companies that do the same, even 
> for more sophisticated cards?
> So, I guess one of my questions is, would it be better to have an 
> external converter and use an interface card, or a dedicated card that 
> does the A/D conversion?

I am using the M-Audio 2496 card right now, but am planning on upgrading 
to the Delta 1010 (or at least Delta 1010LT) in the very near future.

-- Brett

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