[LAU] What 16chan sound card
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Thu Apr 5 20:25:30 UTC 2012
From: Jason Jones <poeticintensity at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:20:25 -0600
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but RME Firewire products have no plans to ever be
> supported under Linux. (which is a shame because their PCI products are
> super compatible. I use the RME Raydat interface every day, and I love it.)
yeah... some of us wrote to RME about it when the Fireface line first came out, and they were really not interested in Linux support. i don't believe that has changed. yes, as you say, it's a real shame -- i use the Multiface every day, and RME was always very interested around the time of all the Hammerfall and HDSP products!
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Kaza Kore <dj_kaza at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 18:13:40 +1000
>> > From: lsd at wootangent.net
>> > To: linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
>> > Subject: Re: [LAU] What 16chan sound card
>> > On 5/04/12 3:14 AM, Al Thompson wrote:
>> > > On 04/04/2012 12:57 PM, S. Massy wrote:
>> > >> On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 12:05:48PM -0400, Al Thompson wrote:
>> > >>> I don't know of a 16x4 USB device right off hand.
>> > >> Is that even possible? Even with USB 2.0, which might have shaky linux
>> > >> support anyway... Possibly he should investigate other alternatives?
>> > >
>> > > Good question. I've been doing a little research, and it's difficult to
>> > > find something that meets his criteria. Most things that say they are
>> > > "16 channel" apparently are using Mackie Math when they add them up,
>> > > others that provide USB 2.0 connectivity never claim to be able to
>> > > handle 16 channels simultaneously through USB.
>> > It should be perfectly possible to do this over USB 2.0; I'm just not
>> > sure you'll find a device to do it that's supported under Linux. There
>> > are definitely Firewire devices that'll do it, though: I know my Saffire
>> > PRO40 can do it (it has 8 analog inputs, and an ADAT port that's good
>> > for 8 more), and I'm sure there are other devices that can do the same.
>> > Thanks
>> > Leigh
>> What about the RME UCX and related cards? Doesn't provide the mic channels
>> but I thought it was meant to operate fully on USB.
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