[LAU] Terrasoniq Phase X64 USB audio interface?

Hannes Rohde Hannes.Rohde at web.de
Mon Sep 13 19:18:40 UTC 2010

Hi Paul,

I was afraid somebody would say this :-)

Yeah, situtation with USB 2.0 looks really awful, I was just curious 
when I read this line on


 > WDM under Windows XP, Vista, 7 (generic USB)

To me this sounded like there is some kind of standard-conformity, but 
so far I've not even been able to get this thing running properly under 
Windows 7 on my notebook, either I caught some malware or the interface 
is drawing too much power, the computer is behaving quite strangely...

Thanks for your answer anyway, I will post here if I find out anything 


On 09/13/2010 04:17 AM, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 5:44 AM, Hannes Rohde<Hannes.Rohde at web.de>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just received my new toy, a Terrasoniq Phase X64 USB sound interface. Of
>> course it does not work plug-n-play in Linux, just as expected :-) But maybe
>> it's still possible to get it to run with a little more effort - does anyone
>> here have a hint for me?
> a quick google reveals it to be a USB 2.0 audio interface. unless it
> is the first such device to use the defined 2.0 audio class driver
> standard (which is unlikely, as no other USB 2.0 audio devices have
> done so), then its unlikely that you will see this work on linux
> unless:
>      a) the manufacturer releases enough information and someone wants
> to write the driver
>      b) it has a "hidden" USB 1.0 compatibility mode
> The situation with USB 2.0 is excrebable: AFAIK there are still no
> commercially released devices using the driver standard - they all
> come with their own per-device drivers, totally unlike USB 1.0 where a
> single driver for each of Windows, OS X and Linux (and perhaps even
> the BSDs) takes care of pretty much all devices. if the manufacturer
> doesn't provide a driver for (e.g.) Snow Leopard or Tiger or Win7 or
> WinXP, then you're screwed on that platform too.
> --p

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