[PlanetCCRMA] usb audio interface comparisons
lowen at pari.edu
Wed Jun 24 19:21:31 PDT 2009
On Wednesday 24 June 2009 09:28:36 pm francis keyes wrote:
> M-Audio Fast Track Pro (and/or Ultra)
> Edirol UA-100
> I have gathered from other postings that the Fast Track will work. Can
> anyone report success using the Edirol UA-100 with Linux/CCRMA?
I had a UA-100 once upon a time; got damaged by water a couple of years ago.
It was not at that time (2006) supported in ALSA at all, but there was a weird
non-ALSA driver for it that kinda sorta worked. Not really a standard USB
audio device. Since it has been since late 2006 (the unit was flooded on New
Year's Eve that year), the situation may have improved some, but I haven't
> Also, any other suggestions for cards I should be looking at?
Tascam US x2y (122, 224, 428). Supported in ALSA, but somewhat odd in the
support of the control surface. I have a US-428, but haven't done too much
with it, since I also had an Echo Layla, and now have an M-Audio Delta 1010-LT
(which works swimmingly). The Layla required the echomixer utility to work
right, but it is a great (non-USB) device. But I am getting ready to do a CD
for a local bluegrass gospel artist who wants to layer multiple instruments
(she plays mandolin, banjo, and guitar) as well as harmonize with herself, so
I have got to get a portable full-duplex low-latency outfit running pretty
soon. She's recording the primary tracks (lead vocal and guitar) on my Edirol
R-09, but for the layering I'll need more. So expect more information about
the suitability of the US-428 in the near future.
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