I have a 12 channel audio interface, with various gear connected, including Elektrons Digitakt and Digitone sampler/synthesizer. Elektron recently released new firmware for the Digis, which enables support for USB Class Compliant audio. I haven't made the firmware upgrade yet, but I guess that means that the devices will show up as audio devices in ALSA, next to my existing interface.
I'm eyeing the possibility here, that I could free up four channels on the audio interface, if I could somehow use USB to get audio from the Digis to the DAW. The questions are:
- Is it possible?
- What are the options?
- What are the drawbacks?