[PlanetCCRMA] Looking for audio device w/ XLR, line-level inputs

Wade Nelson hollywoodb+ccrma at fastmail.fm
Sat Jan 12 16:09:00 2008

I'm currently looking for an audio interface for my PC that has the

1) XLR input(s)
2) 1/4" line-level input(s)

And optionably (preferably) the following:

3) Headphone jack
4) multichannel recording (2+ channels, can be just XLR & line)
5) Guitar (Hi-Z) input

I'll be using the card entirely with the PlanetCCRMA packageset through
JACK, so as long as the inputs & outputs are separate through JACK then
all is well.  I'm hoping to spend $100 to $150 at best.  I've been
looking at the M-Audio Fast Track series, but haven't found a lot of
info on them as far as linux compatibility.  I'm not particularly
partial to whether the card is an internal or USB card either.

I'm not interested in using a small mixer and running into my onboard
souncard's line-in, I've already done this and it isn't serving its
purpose as well as I had hoped.

Any input on the M-Audio Fast Track series or any other hardware that
might fit the bill would be greatly appreciate, thanks!

Wade Nelson
"I may have to share this planet with animals, 
but I'm doing my damn best to eat every last one of them."