[LAU] Terrasoniq Phase X64 USB audio interface?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Sep 14 08:48:33 UTC 2010

A friend who used WXP for years on his laptop to use our church's 
Audiofire finally had to get a new laptop. It has Windows 7. To date, he 
has been unable to get the Audiofire to work with Windows 7.

Hannes Rohde wrote:
> 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
> http://www.musonik.com/index.php/terrasoniq-PHX64.html
>  > 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 
> new...
> Cheers
> Hannes
> 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.

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