Audio interface for Ardour 2
I am looking to start some recording soon, and I am in need of some advice regarding audio interfaces. Things I need/don't need:
Firewire. USB won't cut it. (attached question: I am using a PCI-E card for my firewire...is that going to hog resources from my PCI bus?)
4 or less inputs. I don't need a whack of them, because I can't even fit 4 people into this room.
Something cost-effective. Doesn't have to be top of the line, but it can't suck. Middle of the road works fine for me.
Obviously, works well with Ubuntu Studio and associated programs.
Thats about all I can think of. I'm not really knowledgeable in this area (yet), so any help would be greatly appreciated.