2x XLR in & 2x XLR out > what should i buy

  • nlz
Posted: Fri, 08/15/2008 - 08:36
Sorry to ask it to you like this, but we've been in quite some trouble lately getting a Audioscience Soundcard to work (4503). I've had to install SuSE, and even then it was very lousy. So for our community radiostation, we are very urgently looking for advice for a USB/firewire or even PCI device that has 2 stereo outputs (preferably XLR) and 2 stereo inputs (preferably XLR) in the $300 range. One more wish: it should work practically out of the box with 64 studio and Ubuntu. We know there is a lot listed on http://www.linuxstudiopro.com/#, but we really want to know for sure since we've already thrown a way one month with this other sound card. thanks

aaaargh

  • nlz
  • 05/26/08
  • Thu, 08/21/2008 - 12:40
We've ordered the M-Audio Delta 66. Are you sure it doesn't work anymore? About the other Audioscience card: the installer (2.61) only works for mandrake and SuSE machines, and is only compatible up to SuSE 9.3. I've tried compiling ALSA anew, rewriting the installer script, but i just couldn't get it to work.. I hope I will not face the fate with the M-Audio Delta 66.... :(

audioscience's own driver

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 08/15/2008 - 13:07
Audioscience website has a download for their own Linux driver aka. kernel module. Have you tried compiling that? You may need to compile Alsa too. Alsa project website has some instructions about this: http://alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Module-asihpi As far as I know about compiling Alsa et al, it is a job that requires some level of expertise with Linux. It's not hopelessly difficult, please check this out: http://www.64studio.com/node/504 SuSe is not the way to go - I recommend 64Studio.

M-Audio has broken compatibillity with alsa

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 08/15/2008 - 12:54
Latest comments in linuxstudiopro.com say that a couple of M-Audio soundcards have undergone "revision" and the changes have broken compatibility with Alsa snd-ice1712 module - since 2007. Therefore at least these models are now broken in Linux: M-Audio Delta 66 M-Audio Delta 1010 LT Soundcards of these kind made before 2007 will work fine. M-Audio Delta 44 seems to work fine (so far..). Thumbs down for M-Audio for this.

thinking about

  • nlz
  • 05/26/08
  • Fri, 08/15/2008 - 08:52
we are now thinking about the: M-Audio Firewire Solo Interface Terratec Phase 24 FireWire M-Audio Delta 66 Audio Interface or the Presonus Firepod If it says that it is supported (by freebob or ALSA), does this mean that it will just pop up as a connection in JACK? We're actually tending to the M-Audio Delta because of it's price. How is it's latency? with JACK <15ms?