Support of audio interfaces under Linux

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asbak
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Re: Support of audio interfaces under Linux

Postby asbak » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:23 pm

I have a UMC404.
Very low latency operation possible in Linux, cheap price, solidly built, good sound. For the money I don't think there's anything quite like it.

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Re: Support of audio interfaces under Linux

Postby dsreyes1014 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:42 pm

I'm running a MOTU Ultralite AVB and it sees 24/24 or 32/32 channels no problem. I can even get it @96k 24/24 in/out without too much stress on the system I have. The expandability alone will come in handy when the needs grow and very much worth it. Very much worth the $ if you're serious about audio and quality. I had a Behringer UMC204 and it doesn't even compare. I couldn't even get it to work in duplex @48k or above without very noticeable pops and clicks. With everything I spent in Behringer audio products trying to get decent audio you can spend with the MOTU and a great set of Shure SRH840 headphones and get great quality. Most of the Behringer products I have now are broken or just don't work right. This is 3-4 yrs in. Just my experience so far with linux audio support of these devices.

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Re: Support of audio interfaces under Linux

Postby Musicmaker » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:03 am

Hope someday we see a project started to design a USB / AVB / TB3 hardware interface for Linux. The project could start based on a open hardware development board supporting AVB/TB3/USB and then develop the kernel driver and software support under Linux over a few years by this community. Just like MOTU developed some of their AVB interfaces from the open hardware AVB platform.

For myself, I would hope 4 channel ADAT to USB/AVB to see the light of day

MOTU just released an AVB to 4 ADAT, but AVB is not suppered on Linux.
RME released a USB to ADAT but does not work with Linux.

This to get up to 24+ audio channels so to reuse the ADAT external pre-amps and Audio interfaces. Keeping the costs down.

It is so depressing, that there is such a huge lack of Linux support for semi-pro audio that after hoping for so many ywars I am very lose to move back to Windows and AVB or DANTE for mixing and mastering and keep Linux just for experimenting.


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