[PlanetCCRMA] Update Re: M-Audio Delta 1010?

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu May 13 17:59:01 2004

>     On an unrelated topic, I just loaded an Emagic AMT8 8x8 interface
> into my rack.  Are there any peculiarities or helper apps I should be
> aware of when using that device?

Not good news I guess, see at the end of this linux-audio-user post...
-- Fernando

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From: Clemens Ladisch
To: A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@music.columbia.edu>
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] USB Midi Interface - which one to choose?
Date: 13 Apr 2004 11:37:32 +0200

Adrian Gschwend wrote:
> I am finaly rebuilding my studio based on Linux-only apps so I need some
> compatible hardware as well for my Synths. I still have quite a lot of MIDI
> devices so I am looking for HW with as many MIDI I/O's as possible.

The biggest interfaces have 8 inputs and 8 outputs.

Two 4x4 interfaces might be cheaper than one 8x8 interface because the
8x8 interfaces have built-in MIDI patch bay functionality.

> Actually I don't care how I have to connect them to my PC but I
> would prefer an USB device or a PCI card.

AFAIK there are no pure PCI MIDI interfaces.  Many PCI sound cards
include a MIDI interface, but often only as a gameport connector, so
you'd need a separate gameport <-> MIDI interface cable.

The following 8x8 USB MIDI interfaces are supported in Linux:

ESI Miditerminal M8U <http://www.esi-pro.com/viewProduct.php?pid=20>

Edirol UM-880 <http://www.edirol.com/products/info/um880.html>

M-Audio MidiSport 8x8
and <http://usb-midi-fw.sourceforge.net/>

Interfaces from Emagic (AMT8 and Unitor8), MOTU (MIDI Express xt/128),
and Steinberg (Midex 8) are not supported.