Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard

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To: Dan MacDonald <allcoms@...>
Cc: Tim Humphrey <drthumph@...>, A list for linux audio users <Linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 11:52 pm

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I've been very satisfied with RME PCMCIA + Multiface (yes, a dinosaur, I
actually don't use it so much since I got a newer laptop that does not have
a PCMCIA slot). Also, the PCI version of RME (HDSP) with Multiface II has
been very good to me. In the past, I used M-Audio Delta 44 (PCI) and now
also own PreSonus AudioBox USB that I am somewhat satisfied with. The
latter two are not really pro... The PreSonus generates some faint
glitches, I presume influences by the GPU (it mostly happens when I move
windows around or other things that cause screen redraws. Probably some IRQ
issue or MoBo or something (it's a laptop...). Moreover, the PreSonus
AudioBox USB is a stereo card. I recently purchased PreSonus AudioBox VSL
44 (USB 4 I/O) but they don't work with Linux out of the box and I did not
make it to work so returned it. I've had luch with Edirol and PreSonus
firewire devices but it seems to be a moving target because in some
situation it was a pain to make FW interfaces work. Also, they did not
behave very well with Jack.

The company I work at has purchased recently RME MADI but we also got a Mac
so I am not sure if I will be able to test those on Linux, although I am
very inclined to do so.

./MiS

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 4:25 AM, Dan MacDonald wrote:

> Hi Tim!

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I've been very satisfied with RME PCMCIA + Multiface (=
yes, a dinosaur, I actually don't use it so much since I got a newer la=
ptop that does not have a PCMCIA slot). Also, the PCI version of RME (HDSP)=
with Multiface II has been very good to me. In the past, I used M-Audio De=
lta 44 (PCI) and now also own PreSonus AudioBox USB that I am somewhat sati=
sfied with. The latter two are not really pro... The PreSonus generates som=
e faint glitches, I presume influences by the GPU (it mostly happens when I=
move windows around or other things that cause screen redraws. Probably so=
me IRQ issue or MoBo or something (it's a laptop...). Moreover, the Pre=
Sonus AudioBox USB is a stereo card. I recently purchased PreSonus AudioBox=
VSL 44 (USB 4 I/O) but they don't work with Linux out of the box and I=
did not make it to work so returned it. I've had luch with Edirol and =
PreSonus firewire devices but it seems to be a moving target because in som=
e situation it was a pain to make FW interfaces work. Also, they did not be=
have very well with Jack.=C2=A0

The company I work at has purchased recently RME MADI =
but we also got a Mac so I am not sure if I will be able to test those on L=
inux, although I am very inclined to do so.

./MiSOn Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 4:25 AM, Da=
n MacDonald <allcoms@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Tim!We've had countless threa=
ds on this here and on the LinuxMusicians forum and I can summarise it like=
so:

Buy RME stuff if you've got the money. Focusrite are the best suppo=
rted Firewire devices although to be honest I can't recommend going dow=
n that route (Firewire/FFADO) as its pretty much a dead interface.

If you want a USB device, RME do a class-compliant device that SHOULD w=
ork but its pricey and I haven't heard of anyone confirming JACK likes =
it yet but there is also the audiobox 1818vsl and the Focusrite Scarlett US=
B 2.0 devices which are known to work under Linoox if you're working on=
a smaller budget.

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:=
48 AM, Tim Humphrey <drthumph@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

Does anyone have a recommendation for a professional quality soundcard that=
runs on Linux Ubuntu (from version 10 onwards)?

Don't want to commit to a card and then find out it doesn't work!

Thanks
Tim
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[LAU] Recommended soundcard, Tim Humphrey, (Thu Dec 20, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Dan MacDonald, (Thu Dec 20, 9:25 am)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Florian Hanisch, (Sat Dec 22, 12:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Dec 22, 2:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Florian Hanisch, (Sat Dec 22, 4:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Michal Seta, (Fri Dec 21, 11:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Moshe Werner, (Thu Dec 20, 7:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Brett McCoy, (Thu Dec 20, 2:04 am)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Dec 20, 2:40 am)
Re: [LAU] Recommended soundcard, Brent Busby, (Thu Dec 20, 2:49 am)