USB or Firewire Audio Recording Interface?

sh0099 sh0099 at
Tue Nov 25 16:58:03 GMT 2008

you dont get nice latency with usb...
but try the firewire interface before buying ... irq charing and 
firewire chipsets can make problems ...

Gregory Boehnlein schrieb:
> Hello,
> 	I have been doing some extensive work with Ubuntu Studio, Ardour and
> Hydrogen lately, and I would like to add a few additional items to my
> recording setup. To get my feet wet, I have been using the onboard Intel
> audio card in my Dell XPS as my capture source. It has been working, but the
> chipset is a bit flaky, and I would like to move to outboard 24bit 96khz DSP
> capture interfaces. I've got a very limited budget, but have had the
> opportunity to test the Lexicon Omega interface, and it was pretty much
> "Plug and Play" w/ Ubuntu studio. However, I have not had enough time to
> really dig into it to see if the quality of the capture is significantly
> better than that of my onboard card.
> 	Primarily, I track Guitar, Bass and Digital Piano as Mono tracks
> using Hydrogen as my Drum Sequencer. I do not need to record more than 2
> channels at once, but I'm sure at some point I may need an additional pair
> of inputs.
> 	I'm looking to balance the performance latency and quality w/ a
> limited budget to try and get the most out of my setup. With that in mind, I
> would like to solicit opinions from people on reliable options (firewire /
> usb) that I can use.
> I have about $300 to spend on an Interface.. should I consider USB? Or
> should I go firewire? What are the benefits and drawbacks to both
> technologies?
> Thank you in advance for your knowledge and experience..

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