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USB audio interface for Linux

Hi,

is someone experienced in using an USB audio interface with Linux?
It should provide ADAT and MIDI.

Regards,
Ralf
RalfMardorf Contributor - Level 1 2016-12-02

2016-12-02

USB audio interface for Linux

Hi,

is someone experienced in using an USB audio interface with Linux?
It should provide ADAT and MIDI.

Regards,
Ralf

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Re: USB audio interface for Linux

Many devices just work on Linux without confuration. So the X32 and X(R)18.
Check the ALSA compatibility list.
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Re: USB audio interface for Linux

I'm using a UMC202HD USB interface with Linux, and it works fine.

I can use it with ALSA and JACK with no problems.

I'd just advise to avoid connecting the interface through a USB hub with a Wacom tablet connected to the same hub too. My UMC202HD produces quiet beating sounds on all outputs (monitors+headphones) if a Bamboo tablet is connected to the same hub - better use a dedicated USB port for the interface Smiley Happy
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Re: USB audio interface for Linux

UCA202 - not bad and not expensive
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Re: USB audio interface for Linux

Hi Podcast studio usb work perfect on my kxstudio 14.04.05 on asus x54c notebook Smiley Wink
Asus x54c - Gnu Linux kx Studio 14.04.05 LTS - Behringer - Podcast Studio Usb
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Re: USB audio interface for Linux

I can't speak on a ton of options but I do know the Focusrite Scarlett lineup works and the Steinberg UR22 worked for me as well. I'd say almost everyone of the best audio interfaces out there are going to work as long as they follow the standard USB and Firewire protocols. Whether their included monitor mixing software works is a different issue, but the driver communication should be fine.