Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] USB sound
From: Takashi Iwai (tiwai_AT_suse.de)
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 13:22:30 EEST
At Fri, 28 Jun 2002 12:09:01 +0200,
Emiliano Grilli wrote:
> > I thought about buying an external USB device but I wonder how comes
> > that there are cheap microphones for win and mac in the stores that can
> > be connected to USB directly ?
> > Could that work for f.e. ALSA as well ?
> I don't think ALSA has an USB audio module,
it has now on rc2 ...
> but I heard recently of someone porting the usbmidi driver to ALSA,
.. and it is not. there is a usbmidi daemon on user-land for alsa
sequencer instead of kernel driver.
> and I'm sure that in the future there will be such a driver for
> audio in ALSA.
i could write it soon if there were enough requests and reasons to do
that. (actually i had a half-finished code.)
imo, however, if a user-land solution really works well, it doesn't
make sense to write a new kernel driver.
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