[linux-audio-user] Re: Request for opinions on TASCAM US-224 (and US-122)
rlrevell at joe-job.com
Wed Jan 25 22:05:19 EST 2006
On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 03:31 +0100, Björn Lindström wrote:
> Rui Nuno Capela <rncbc at rncbc.org> writes:
> > Björn Lindström wrote:
> >> I've been offered a slightly used TASCAM US-224. I see in the sound
> >> card matrix that it should be fully supported by ALSA.
> >> Is anyone here using one of these with multitracking software under
> >> Linux, and what do you think about it? Is it stable, are all its
> >> features supported, and so forth?
> >> As an alternative, I'm considering getting a new US-122. Would there
> >> be any reason at all to go for that one instead, or are they equally
> >> well supported?
> > I do have a US-224 pumping low-latency full-duplex 2 channel audio on
> > JACK (-p128 -n2) and full MIDI I/O. I specially love its control
> > surface when directing ardour via MMC (for which I've contributed some
> > code to us428control in alsa-tools, btw).
> > It works great, but not without some attention. You have to take care
> > about tunning your linux audio system accordingly i.e. using a recent
> > kernel/alsa-driver (snd-usb-usx2y module). The now famous Ingo
> > Molnar's realtime-preempt kernel patch is highly recommended if not
> > mandatory to get the best experience.
> > OTOH if you can't live without 48v phantom power, then the US-122 is
> > the right choice. Otherwise the US-224 is a awesome addition to a
> > laptop based studio, as I take it ;)
> On thing I'm wondering about the US-224 is whether you have use of all
> the extra controllers. Can you use the transport control buttons with
> Ardour, for instance?
" I specially love its control surface when directing ardour via MMC
(for which I've contributed some code to us428control in alsa-tools,
So, I think yes.
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