[linux-audio-user] PCI audio interfaces

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sat Jan 8 10:13:35 EST 2005

On Sat, 2005-01-08 at 04:17, Spencer Russell wrote:
> Hey all,
> So I'm looking to put together a more serious recording rig, and
> trying to do so for under about $1500. I've got a couple ideas on
> how I'm going to procede, and I've been looking at a variety of
> PCI audio interfaces. I'm looking for 8-10 channels of analogue
> I/O, probably expandable with some ADAT lightpipe I/O, MIDI
> (although if I can't get it in the PCI card, it's not a big
> deal), Word clock would be nice. I don't really need onboard mic
> pres, as they're bound to be crap anyways, so I'd rather just get
> a semi-decent mixing board. Most of the cards I've been looking
> at have rackmountable breakout boxes, which is great, because I'm
> planning on rackmounting the computer anyways. The M-audio Delta
> 1010-LT seems to be a pretty good option, too, as it seems to
> have most of the functionality of the regular 1010, but about 100
> cheaper on eBay. Neither have ADAT, though. The Echo Layla 24/96,
> also seems like a great card, and it seems to be exactly what I'm
> looking for, but slightly more pricey than some other options.
> The DSP2000 c-port seems to have everything I need, but I can't
> figure out how well it's supported under Linux. There're some
> posts on the alsa-devel archives about trying to get it working,
> but it's not listed on the Alsa soundcard matrix, so I'm not
> optimistic.

    I'm using a DSP2000 C-port and it's well supported under Linux. 
S/PDIF works, however, I don't do MIDI and I've heard rumblings that the
MIDI does not work on Linux (I could be wrong).  With the recent price
drop in the M-Audio Delta 1010 (not the LT although that's not bad
either) I would recommend getting one of those.


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