[LAU] M-Audio ProFire 610

jedd jedd at progsoc.org
Fri Jul 3 05:09:06 EDT 2009

On Fri 2009-07-03, Nicanor Garcia wrote:
> I was today in a conference about M-audio's products (by the way,
> expect none support with Linux from them!) and they were ...

 That's a bit sad - I've been a bit fond of their gear in the past
 (I have a Revolution PCI card and an Axiom keyboard/controller).

 I bought the Revolution after trying to get a new SoundBlaster
 card to work, and only then discovering that SB were now pretty
 much anti-Linux support (after being *the* sound card for Linux
 users to buy for close to a decade).  Very sad.  Very weird.

> Also they mentioned what differences the different kinds of
> interfaces (USB, Firewire, PCI) and it's all about the transfer rate.

 Yeah - I'm not sure why Firewire is thought to be better than USB.
 As you observe, USB means you can pick up the kit and plug it
 into effectively any machine on the planet.  Apple still charge
 each OEM for the right to put a Firewire plug in their computer,
 and given USB is roughly the same speed[1] most manufacturers
 and most consumers are happy to move to / stay with USB.


 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bandwidths#Peripheral

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