[LAU] status usb2 for sound

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Thu Nov 5 10:40:16 EST 2009

Lorenzo wrote:
>> USB1 works OK with ALSA but what is the status for USB*2*-Soundcards?
> I guess this makes me think: what about the new USB 3.0? This morning I 
> was reading that the kernel shipped with the new version of Ubuntu 
> supports the standard, and new devices should start to be on the 
> market... From what I've read there should be a great improvement in 
> speed (as usual one has to understand what is media and market hype and 
> what is the real performance)
> Could this at last free linux (but not only them) musician from 
> expensive an usually-badly-supported firewire cards?

there are some excellent and very well-supported firewire devices out
there. personally, i've been using the saffire pro26 and the mackie onyx
16ch mixer - both work very well on a properly tuned system. both would
qualify as "expensive", though, even though price/performance is more
than adequate.

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