Re: [linux-audio-user] outboard DA/AD boxes-firewire-usb

From: Joachim Schiele <>
Date: Thu Jun 02 2005 - 01:50:58 EEST

On Wednesday 01 June 2005 23:49, Nick Torenvliet wrote:
> Hey all,
> So I am into birthday season... my project studio platform for the
> foreseeable future is a dell 8600 with an 2.0 GHz pentiun m and 512 MB
> Ram-- sound card is ac'97 using the snd-inte8x0 driver.
> I know I need a desktop but... Surprisingly this little beast does
> pretty well- for now at least.
> As the next step in building the project studio I am thinking about
> getting either an--
> ART pro-channel mic-preamp with some Wharfedale diamond 8.2 Active
> Monitors
> OR
> some kind of outboard recording hardware that comes in fire-wire or usb
> to the laptop... definitely with preamps and good signal isolation.
> Digital/MIDI etc. would all be good too.
> Does anyone have some advice on firewire/usb hardware for linux?

You could try the Tascam us122 which seems to work quite good. But usb has the
limitation suffering from having not many INs and OUTs because of bandwidth
or whatever.

> Can anyone estimate which route--.. preamp plus ac'97 card or the
> outboard hardware would make my electric bass/guitar and acoustic guitar
> tracks sound best right now?

I don't know exactly but these firewire interfaces don't work with linux yet.
There are some alpha drivers for some devices - it's called freebob.

> Does anyone know about those wharfedale active studio montitors?
> I would appreciate it
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