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

Chris Nutt chris.nutt at ntlworld.com
Thu Dec 17 13:01:09 PST 2009

If you are considering firewire... have you looked at
http://www.ffado.org/ ?

I have a Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 I/O which works without any issues on
Fedora+CCRMA. A second hand Saffire Pro 10 (without the ADAT support)
would give you plenty of inputs and Focusrite are supporting the FFADO

It's worth checking out the supported devices to see what else might
suite you, and you need to ensure that you have the right chipset
(TI seem to get the best reports) in your firewire card... all the
details are on the FFADO site.

Good luck with your search!


On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 21:48:53 +0100
Hein Zelle <hein at icce.rug.nl> wrote:

> 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
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