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

Glarbl_Blarbl glarblblarbl at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 12:06:35 PST 2009

Another thought I'll share:  after using the FP10 for a few years  
(okay, when I bought it it was called a firepod) I bought a Mackie  
Onyx 1640 w/ the firewire option.  Using Jack I was able to daisy- 
chain the two together to get 24in/12out.  For $1300 (refurb) the  
preamps on that Mackie sound awesome.  It's also possible to string  
together three FP10s to do basically the same thing (just more  
outputs).  It's a perfect set up for mobile live-to-multitrack if  
you're into that sort of thing.


> On Dec 18, 2009, at 12:33 AM, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 13:13 -0800, Glarbl_Blarbl wrote:
>>> I've had good luck with the Presonus FP10 firewire I/O, it's 8/8
>>> analog with an insert on ch 1&2 and spdif i/o as well -- runs up to
>>> 96kHz/24b.  IIRC it's running for about $300-$400 right now.
>> I can vouch for the FP10 as well.
>> There is one caveat with firewire interfaces, you may want to check  
>> the
>> FW chipset that your computer uses as some work a lot better than
>> others, check with the ffado web site and that of the manufacturer of
>> the interface.  The recommended chip set is by Texas Instruments.
>> You can check your hardware with:
>>  lspci | grep 1394
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