[Ardour-Users] Do USB audio devices require custom drivers?

Mike Morris mcmorris95125 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 11:46:49 PST 2010

Thank you Paul, that's great information!

Since the device in question lists "USB 1.1 port" under the Requirements,
I'll go for it!

Thanks again,


On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Mike Morris <mcmorris95125 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Obviously an audio noob, sorry about this. Searched for USB and didn't
> find
> > anything answering this simple a question :-)
> >
> > I assumed a USB audio input device (e.g., this Presonus preamp) would
> work
> > with ardour by virtue of being USB. In other words, if  a program can
> read
> almost all USB1 audio devices do not require custom drivers.
> there are no USB2 devices that are currently supported on Linux,
> despite the existence of a class compliant specification for the
> hardware. No devices exist that have followed the specification, and
> they thus require custom drivers which do not exist for Linux.
> > Is there anything I need to check about a USB audio device to confirm it
> > will work with Ardour on Linux?
> if it says somewhere "USB class compliant' or "no drivers required",
> then its 99% certain that it will work on Linux.
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