[LAU] E-MU 1616 Cardbus AudioInterface

Ctirad Fertr phanatic at volny.cz
Wed Jun 11 08:47:16 EDT 2008

Dne Wednesday 11 of June 2008 13:50:47 Susanne Schneider napsal(a):


> does anybody already use this interface and can recommend it? 

I do. E-mu cards are excellent value for the money. Very good converters and 
overal design. I use it with my desktop via PCI2Cardbus adapter and also with 
my T23 notebook. 

Unfortunatelly, the linux driver is still incomplete and the author (who only 
has a specifications under NDA) is not very responsive :(

What works (alsa 1.0.16):
* 44100/48000Hz sample rates
* up to 16 channles of 24bit capture
* up to 8 channles of 16bit playback
* internal signal routing via alsa mixer 
* output attenuation PADs
* ADAT and S/PDIF I/O in both master and slave mode

What does not work (yet):
* 24bit playback 
* more than 8 channel playback
* MIDI I/O on 1616(M) (it may work on onher cards as 1212M or 1820M, though)
* input attentuation PADs (1616(M) only)
* soft limiters 
* higher sample rates than 48kHz



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