[linux-audio-user] What is currently the best USB audio interfacefor Linux?

lee at rockingtiger.com lee at rockingtiger.com
Mon Mar 20 21:36:00 EST 2006

it is decidedly old school now but I have an emagic emi 2|6 and it works well. The kernel in debian testing supports it on bootup and jack does as well. Jack does not support it in Debian stable, which you can read about on this lists's archives by searching for my name.


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From:  ico <ico at vt.edu>
Subj:  [linux-audio-user] What is currently the best USB audio interfacefor Linux?
Date:  Mon Mar 20, 2006 20:06
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To:  linux-audio-dev at music.columbia.edu,linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu

Hi all,

I am in the process of considering a portable USB audio interface. Having 
checked the alsa matrix, I am a bit at a loss what may be the best option.

Things I am looking for are as follows (they are listed in no particular 

1) USB interface
2) Preferrably USB 2.0 capable
3) Audio and MIDI capability
4) High fidelity (higher the better)
5) More inputs/outputs, the better
6) Preferrably has some preamp inputs
7) Obviously must be supported in Linux/Alsa
8) Price not an issue

Any ideas?

Best wishes,


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