Malcolm Baldridge wrote:
>>So how about this one? - Creative Labs SoundBlaster MP3+ USB Audio unit
I have had great success with a Edirol UA-5 USB audio device. I have
made multiple recordings over 3 hours long at 16bit/44.1KHz/2channels
duplex using ALSA usb-audio, ALSA OSS emulation, and Audacity. Using
ALSA/Jack/Ardour I have made recordings over 70 minutes long at
24bit/96KHz/2channels simplex. And all of this on a 366MHz PII laptop,
appropriately tuned. I record to a second hard drive in the laptop.
Originally that hard drive had a Reiser v.3 filesystem, but Reiser v.3
performed badly when the partition is over 90% full, so now I have ext3
I've also had no problems with a Griffin iMic USB audio device on the
same laptop, however the Griffin iMic has cheap analog circuitry. They
sure named it right since it turns out to be quite microphonic (if I tap
it during recording noise is injected).
That said, I have found that USB audio just doesn't work well with some
computers. It seems to be due to hardware differences, because problems
remain even when I have the software setup identical to my laptop.