Re: [LAU] [Ardour-Users] Portable non-firewire interface for Linux laptop w/ at least 8 mic pres?

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To: Paul Winkler <slinkp@...>, <ardour-users@...>, Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:35 pm

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Hey Paul,

Linux Audio User is probably a more appropriate place to ask, as your
question isn't really Ardour specific.

Do you need low-latencies? If your *only* recording live gigs, then you can
get away with huge latencies no problem...
If you want low-latency 8 channel I/O, you're pretty much going to have to
stay away from USB gear, there isn't enough bandwidth there to provide high
sample-rate multiple channel audio.

I will advise the PCMCIA / ExpressCard route with a firewire soundcard. My
experiences with the Echo cards is fantastic, and they have an 8
channel-with pre's unit. Its definatly *not* budget though...
http://www.echoaudio.com/Products/FireWire/AudioFirePre8/index.php

Good luck, -Harry

PS: Took the liberty to also sent this to the LAU list

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Paul Winkler wrote:

> I want at least 8 preamps built-in (convenience and cost trumps

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Hey Paul,Linux Audio User is probably a more appro=
priate place to ask, as your question isn't really Ardour specific.
Do you need low-latencies? If your=
*only* recording live gigs, then you can get away with huge latencies no p=
roblem...If you want low-latency 8 channel I/O, you're pretty much =
going to have to stay away from USB gear, there isn't enough bandwidth =
there to provide high sample-rate multiple channel audio.
I will advise the PCMCIA / ExpressCard route with a firewire soundcard.=
My experiences with the Echo cards is fantastic, and they have an 8 channe=
l-with pre's unit. Its definatly *not* budget though...http://w=
ww.echoaudio.com/Products/FireWire/AudioFirePre8/index.php

Good luck, -HarryPS: Took the liberty to also sent this to the =
LAU listOn Fri, Sep 30, 20=
11 at 4:21 PM, Paul Winkler <slinkp@gmail.com> wrote:

I want at least 8 preamps built-in (convenience and cost trumps
quality for me).

Is there any such device? =A0I think there are some USB2 devices on the
market, but do we have drivers for any of them?

Or could I get a firewire PC card?

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