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garpu 10-16-2013 09:37 AM

multichannel audio soundcards and Linux
I'm guessing the Venn diagram of Slackware users who also do computer music is a few points, but...

I mostly do computer music, and I've been really happy with my delta 1010LT. It's been discontinued, though.

Any recommendations? Looking like all the M-Audio sound cards have been discontinued, as well. My card's still working fine, but I'd like to have options in case it dies.

yooy 10-16-2013 10:05 AM

well you can still buy the same card second hand even if it is discontinued?

garpu 10-16-2013 10:03 PM

I wouldn't trust something that was already used. I didn't have much luck finding another as a spare, either. I'm more interested in other options, so I'm not stuck with all my eggs in one basket, as it were.

cascade9 10-18-2013 02:23 AM

Is the card mostly for making music, or just playback?

If its for just playback, have a look at the asus cards, they are very nice and mostly well supported-

Some of them might work for music production, depending on what level you are doing it at. ;)

garpu 10-18-2013 11:15 PM

Heh, thanks, but I do computer music (csound, puredata, LISP, etc). I asked on the csound mailing list, and a few USB sound devices were recommended. Last time I tried one was before the advent of udev and hal, so it was kind of a pain to get one working, but I'm told it's cake now. Hopefully my delta 1010LT lasts awhile. It's a nice card for the price.

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