[Ardour-Users] Experience Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Aug 20 13:01:49 PDT 2017

On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:57:33 +0200, Tim wrote:
>Does anyone have any experience with this interface on Linux
>distributions and in ardour? What about latencies?

Arch Linux x86_64. Works OOTB. 128 frames on a computer with less horse
power and under heavy load. I wouldn't say that I have "experience"
with this audio interface, but I tested it and used it a little bit. I
mainly bought it for usage with an iPad.

>And what about Focusrite's MixControl? Is there any appropriate
>control tool under Linux to set routings?

There is no control at all under Linux, neither under iOS, for zero
latency monitoring you need a mixing console.

FWIW there's an unmistakable difference in audio quality between a RME
card and a Focusrite Scarlett. IMO the Focusrite Scarlett is a very
good pro-sumer interface, but for my taste it isn't the first choice to
master a production.

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