[LAD] What sound cards are recommender by developers? I'll order next week!!!

Ralf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat May 21 14:56:04 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-05-21 at 22:10 +0800, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> If you cannot keep your Envy24 card for MIDI I/O, you might want to check out
> the ESI MIDIMATE II. It's a minimal USB MIDI interface (it's really
> just a cable,
> no box) which works very well in my setup. This could open up a few more
> alternatives for you, in case you decide on a device that would
> require you to remove
> the Envy24 card.

I've got 2 PCI slots and two Envy24 PCI cards. I guess that most other
PCI audio cards ship with a MIDI interface too, but I'm not sure if the
MIDI jitter will fit to my needs. Fortunately Jack2 from svn (jackd
--sync -Xalsarawmidi -dalsa ...) + my Envy24 cards do fit to my needs
regarding to MIDI jitter, but audio doesn't ;). I do have a Swissonic
USB device, but I avoid to use any USB device when making music, perhaps
I'm wooed by fad ;), I even disable USB card reader by my
session-handling-scripts (sudo killall -9 -w pcscd ;). No USB mouse,
keyboard or printer etc. here. To be honset, I didn't tested zthe USB
MIDI with current Jack2.

Anyway, thank you very much,


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