[LAU] OT small usb interface (1in 2out)

Kees van Veen kees.vanveen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 05:54:39 UTC 2012


Maybe a silly off-topic question, but how would, say, 4 ART Usb devices 
connected (and 'jack'ed with alsa_in or zita_ajbridge) compare to 1 
(firewire?) device with 8 XLR inputs ? Is having multiple USB devices 
for audio a good idea on Linux (or in general) ?


plutek wrote:
> From: yvan volochine<yvan.sc at googlemail.com>
> Subject: [LAU] small usb interface (1in 2out)
> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:35:00 +0200
>> hi,
>> sorry to post YAThread about usb interfaces but I need a small usb one
>> with 1 in and 2 out (basically a mic and a loud stereo out).
>> I have seen the 2 following ones and I wonder if you guys and girls
>> could give me some wise advices about them (or any other tip really):
>> - esi ugm96:
>> www.esi-audio.com/products/ugm96/
>> the output seem weird, there's a line-out and a headphone
>> out. wondering if there's any difference between the 2 (i.e. can I use
>> both as mono-out?).
>> pros: very small, +20v for mic input
>> cons: no level control, wondering about outputs..
>> - m-audio fast track usb:
>> http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FastTrack.html
>> pros: input/output levels, cheap
>> cons: RCA output (bouh)
> hi yvan!
> i don't know about those devices, but i just purchased an ART USB Dual Tube Pre and am very happy with it. works ootb as a class-compliant USB device, with no drivers or firmware required.
> http://artproaudio.com/art_products/signal_processing/usb_audio_devices/product/usbdualtubepre/
> i believe it meets your requirements (and more) -- here in Canada, the street price is about CDN$155.
> cheers!
> .pltk.
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