[LAU] M-Audio ProFire 610

Justin Smith noisesmith at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 05:45:26 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 2:09 AM, jedd<jedd at progsoc.org> wrote:
> 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.
>  Jedd.
>  [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_device_bandwidths#Peripheral
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USB devices that work with Linux are much slower than firewire, there
is no industry standard for USB 2 audio devices, so only USB 1.1
devices work with Linux (unless this has changed recently).

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