[Ardour-Users] suitable multi-channel recording card?

Hein Zelle hein at icce.rug.nl
Thu Dec 17 12:48:53 PST 2009

Dear Ardour users,

I hope you don't mind me posting this here, I'll also subscribe to
alsa and linux-audio lists to give it a go.  I'm looking for a new or
second hand sound card that can do multi-channel analog recording for
my band, using linux and ardour.  Preferably 6 channels or more
simultaneously (analog), 4 will do if we really have to.

I'm trying very hard to find suitable cards, but not finding much
apart from hammerfall and maudio 44/66/1010(lt).  Is that really all
of the suitable candidates?  I understood (but would like to stand
corrected) that USB is perhaps not the best choice for 6 channel
simultaneous input.  The alsa sound card matrix has too little
information to be of much help.

Of course our budget is small, so the maudio 1010lt looks tempting, or
a second-hand 1010 for roughly the same price.  All the firewire cards
I've looked at so far (especially maudio) don't seem to have good
linux support.  If a good and affordable external firewire solution
were available, I'd be very much in favour of it.

Suggestions for sound cards (or similar solutions) that will allow 6
channel analong recording and will definitely work with Ardour are
very very welcome!

Kind regards,
     Hein Zelle

 Hein Zelle                     hein at icce.rug.nl

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