[PlanetCCRMA] pcmcia or usb soundcard recommendations?

Ken Ellinwood kellinwood at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 13 15:52:31 PDT 2009

I'm happy with my Tascam US-122 interface.  Two channels for audio, 1/4 inch or XLR inputs with phantom power for mics, plus MIDI I/O.  This is a discontinued product, but you can find plenty of them used on Ebay for under $50.

Setup on Linux isn't too bad -- you have to install the alsa-firmware and alsa-tools packages, and then create UDev hotplug rules for the device (see here http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Tascam_US-122). 

Also, Jack likes this device.  I always got xruns with my built-in sound cards, but not with this one.


--- On Fri, 3/13/09, steve linabery <slinabery at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: steve linabery <slinabery at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PlanetCCRMA] pcmcia or usb soundcard recommendations?
> To: "planetccrma" <planetccrma at ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
> Date: Friday, March 13, 2009, 1:43 PM
> Anyone using an inexpensive $subject that they're happy
> with?
> I'd only need two inputs, I guess. Just want to have
> something so I
> can record the piano upstairs on my laptop. Er, that is,
> use my laptop
> to record the piano that is upstairs!
> Thx,
> Steve
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