Hassle Free USB Audio Interface
macrophone at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 06:20:52 GMT 2008
I use a Terratec Aureon 5.1 USB MK.2 fully supported by jackd out of the
2008/1/2, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org>:
> holotone at gmail.com wrote:
> > Yes, USB 2.0 all around; I've got a main production laptop, dual core
> > 2.5 ghz, 2GB RAM, and it's the one having problems w/ synthesizing. The
> > reason I'd like a USB interface is that I'd like to use my
> > soon-to-be-received Eee as a standalone synth with my midi keyboard, and
> > keep everything else on the main boxen.
> If your main system is powerful enough, put everything on it and then
> you reap the benefits of routing all sound digitally - as opposed to
> having to run cables between two systems.
> Or get the cheapest interface possible for the Eee. But then get a
> decent interface for the main laptop.
> XRUNs on a dual core 2.5 GHz machine are odd. That shouldn't happen.
> Something weird is going on.
> > Thanks for all the feedback so far! I'd heard The Edirol UA-25 was
> > pretty excellent, but a quick Google yielded in general more problems
> > than success stories.
> Why don't you ask your questions on the LAU mailing list, which is
> fairly authoritative on issues related to Linux and audio? Your problem
> might not be Ubuntu Studio specific.
> My take: I know many people had good results with a laptop as their main
> system, but I'd rather not take that route. Or yeah, maybe, but using a
> FireWire audio interface.
> Myself, I've a home-built PC which gets partially upgraded every once in
> a while - currently it's an AMD 64 X2 5200. The audio interface is a
> good solid M-Audio 1010 which is very well supported on Linux - no
> problems with it, either on Ubuntu or on Fedora.
> Florin Andrei
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