[PlanetCCRMA] laptop audio interface suggestions
nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Jan 31 22:55:08 PST 2010
On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 01:23 -0500, Peter Kirn wrote:
> I wonder what the hold-up is with Fireface UC drivers for Linux. Is
> there a reason USB2 is missing?
There's no standard for it (apparently something is in the works, but it
is a bit late if you ask me). So each interface would need a separate
driver (and information from the manufacturer and someone to write it,
USB1 has a standard and if an interface adheres to it it will work with
the existing driver.
> I know USB2 performance has long since met or exceeded FireWire, once
> people got used to writing the drivers.
> I will say, RME has by far the best rep when it comes to audio
> performance on Linux, and they're some of the best interfaces out
> there, period. I just wish I could buy one for myself. :)
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:20 AM, francis keyes <fkeymo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What do you do with that RME Digiface thing? It looks cool but has no
> > analogue inputs that I can see. The Fireface UC looks good but again, its
> > USB 2.0. Maybe the Multiface could do the trick for me...
> > On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 3:18 PM, David Nielson <naptastic at comcast.net>
> > wrote:
> >> On 01/31/2010 08:09 AM, francis keyes wrote:
> >> > I'm really surprised that not one high-end (portable) interface
> >> > manufacturer has bothered to support Linux. Someone could make a
> >> > million dollars here!!
> >> > Just to clarify, is anyone on this list using a laptop to record audio
> >> > (preferably 4 channels) at 24 bits, 96 KHz? Firewire, USB, CardBus or
> >> > whatever...
> >> I am extremely, extremely happy with my RME Digiface + Expresscard
> >> interface. It literally works Out Of The Box with Linux. You just need
> >> the alsa tools package for the HDSP mixer and configuration tool, and
> >> you are set.
> >> The bad news is that it's really expensive. Face it folks: recording
> >> equipment costs money. Ardour is free (or cheap) but the hardware still
> >> costs money.
> >> David
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