[PD] linux audio hardware

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Jul 20 16:37:22 CEST 2004

gerard van dongen hat gesagt: // gerard van dongen wrote:

> AFAIK, firewire is not yet supported, although you might be able to
> get it  to work with jack. Let's call it untested at best.  Does it
> have to be either USB or Firewire? There are a lot of nice pci
> cards with multi channel support, f.i. those based on the envy24
> chips.  USB is not really ideal for audio, especially multichannel.
> That would  probably require USB 2, and which means you need kernel
> 2.6 (I think)  which can be difficult to set up for good audio
> performance.
Well, but USB1 works. For example the Audiotrak Maya 7.1 works fine -
I have tested it - doing 8 channel output with ALSA (@ 16bit/44.1kHz
only, but that's a restriction by the USB1 bandwith.) The Maya 7.1
isn't expensive, too.

Of course if PCI would be an option, it will always be better.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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