[ubuntu-studio-devel] Elementary OS

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Wed Sep 2 14:02:36 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015, at 03:09 PM, ttoine wrote:
> I also don't have issue with my hardware (sound card, printer, scanner,
> camera, ...), be it brand new or second hand.
> I chose to move to usb2 class compliant 3 years ago to avoid issues with
> alsa-firmware (I was fed up reporting bugs or having to find one working
> device before buying...). For pure audio work, it is great. For midi, I
> have to check but I remember playing at 3ms with my Akai pad and
> Hydrogen,
> while recording on Ardour. And 3ms is something we can play: old digital
> synth ran around 8ms, and on stage, when you are many meters away from
> your
> amp you have more than 10ms in some cases. What is great with usb2 class
> compliant audio devices, is that any device working with Apple iPad will
> work out of the box with Linux.
> So maybe, what we need is to build a small database of recommended and
> tested devices. So people can be sure that it is working well on Ubuntu
> Studio. It means also avoiding products with different revisions (if we
> can
> not test all revisions), that kind of things.
> Do you think we can do that on Ubuntu Studio website ? or do we need to
> create another website ? or Ubuntu wiki, but not sure that a lot of
> people
> will actually read it ? And please, I know alsa-project and ffado, this
> is
> not a great help for beginners with Linux.
> Maybe we should try to contact Canonical and see if they could create a
> certifying program for multimedia hardware ?

There are plenty of database already, as I'm sure you know.
Aside from alsa and ffado, this is pretty good for audio devices

There's a wiki page dedicated to all sorts of hardware support for
Ubuntu Studio here
Please, feel free to change or edit it in any way you like.

There's no documentation on our website at all at the moment, but that
is simply because no one is doing it, so if someone wants to set that
up, please do. I think the help wiki is better for detailed information
that may require to be changed often, while the website is great for
general and more static information, with links to more detailed

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