[PD] USB audio on Win laptop

julien.breval at tremplin-utc.net julien.breval at tremplin-utc.net
Tue Jul 22 17:37:38 CEST 2003

> Can anyone recommend a USB audio IO device that would work nice with PD
> and a WINXP laptop ?

How many analogue/digital inputs/outputs ? which price range ?

if you need more than 4 inputs/outputs, USB-1.0 will be a bit weak, but there 
are not many USB-2.0 interfaces (and is your PC USB-2.0 ?) -- maybe the Edirol 
UA-1000 is the only one now.

If 2~4 inputs/outputs are sufficient, I heard about positive PC users of M-
Audio USB products (like the USB Quattro, for example)
check out, depending on the inputs/outputs you need : 


Anyway, PCMCIA cards (Digigram VXPocket, RME Hammerfall CardBus, Echo 
Mia/Gina/Layla laptop versions, ...) are truly better (but more expensive)

There are some good IEEE1394 interfaces like the MOTU 828mkII or the M-Audio 
Firewire 410, too ... 

It took me over 4 months to choose a sound card ! :)

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