[LAU] Motu 1248 - Full success

Moshe Werner moshwe at gmail.com
Fri May 12 16:15:58 UTC 2017

On May 12, 2017 18:09, "Bearcat Şándor" <bearcatsandor at gmail.com> wrote:

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 9:06 AM Moshe Werner <moshwe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On May 12, 2017 12:17, "Bearcat Şándor" <bearcatsandor at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is awesome news. I've been interested in MOTU interfaces for a long
> time, but avoided them given their lack of cooperation with the Linux
> community.
> Which interface did you use? Does it work with thunderbolt, USB or both?
> If you've tried both did you notice any differences​ in performance between
> the two?
> Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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> Actually Motu are not cooperating so much with Linux, it's more that we
> profit from IOs users wanting to use audio interfaces...
> I'm using the 1248, and as I said the m8 and A16 should work too because
> it's basically the same interface with a different analogue​ front end.
> I did not try thunderbolt, this requires drivers and they are not
> available for Linux.
> Class compliant USB works out of the box.
> The control over the software is done via Ethernet.
> Cheers
> Unless i'm missing something, Thunderbolt (which is version 3) is
available under "Device Drivers" in my kernel version 4.10.13.   I'm not
sure at what kernel version it became available, but it looks like it was
put in sometime last

But there is no class compliant audio driver for TB.
The interface works with USB because you don't have to install a driver,
it's class compliant.

For TB audio to work you do need a proprietary driver, which, to my best
understanding, there is none for Linux.

I would love to be proven wrong.
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