[Ardour-Users] need advice for soundcard

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Sat Feb 27 06:42:28 PST 2010

On 02/27/2010 12:57 PM, fred wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm planning to buy a good soundcard and like to have your opinions, if
> you please.
> The goal is to have 2 in, 2 out, MIDI, and maybe digital coax plugs.
> Full duplex, integrated DSP, ASIO2, latency "zero", 24bits/96kHz ability
> have to be there.
> Choice from now is M-audio Delta audiophile 2496, but your suggestions
> are really welcome !!
> Oh, forget to say it have to run under Linux ;-)

forget about "integrated dsp" AND "runs under linux". these two are 
mutually exclusive, and i'm sure paul is already warming up for the 
native processing rant :-D

asio is not relevant to linux. zero latency just means hardware 
monitoring. the major problem is the low number of channels you want :)

i guess you're on the right track with m-audio, but do check with the 
alsa project for support before you buy.

with such low i/o counts, a USB1 class-compliant device might also be an 
affordable and flexible option.



Jörn Nettingsmeier

Audio engineer
Meister für Veranstaltungstechnik (Bühne/Studio)

Lortzingstr. 11, D-45128 Essen, Germany
+49 177 7937487


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