[ubuntu-studio-users] Questions about production

Thijs van severen thijsvanseveren at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 08:27:00 UTC 2014

Hi all

maybe a bit off topic, but i'm interested in getting some advice on a
'simple & cheap' USB audio device
any tips?

my requirements are these :
- 1 stereo output (or 2 mono), ideally 2x 6.3mm mono jack (or cinch)
- preferably with cable (so not the 'dongle' type of audio device)
- inputs : dont really care, but 2x 6.3mm jack inputs would be nice
- cost : really low ;-)
- latency : approx 10ms will do
- supported in linux OOTB

maybe something like the behringer ucg 102? (

all tips are welcome


2014-07-29 9:20 GMT+02:00 Shubham Mishra <mishrashubham2007 at gmail.com>:

>> OH!, i forgot to mention my opinion of USB mic's.. personally, i think
>> they are great if they meet your needs.. they are "one trick pony"
>> "uni-tasking" devices.. for example, you may be able to get a nice USB
>> audio device and a nice actual mic for not much more cost than a decent USB
>> mic, and those 2 things are *much* more versatile.. if you have a USB mic,
>> for example, and you later decide to purchase a nicer preamp, you cant use
>> it.. the USB audio device can also provide a nice instrument input, and be
>> used as a fully functioning sound card.. so, for my money, i consider a USB
>> mic to be a little bit of a wasted investment, unless the user is *only*
>> doing something like a podcast, or only speech or one channel at a time
>> with a mic.. good luck
> Thanks for the advice. Yeah, getting a dedicated audio interface sounds
> promising. Like you said, the hardware needs to support linux properly.
> Normally that wouldn't be an issue since I can easily find out from the
> internet which interfaces are linux compatible, getting them is more of a
> problem. E-commerce where I live, is a mess; Amazon US has everything
> though, but shipping will cost me a fortune. So that just leaves running
> around audio shops and picking up the right stuff. I'm a bit low on cash
> these days anyways, so I'll get the mic and the interface later.
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