Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

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Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby qeiynn » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:59 am

First of all excuse me if my question sounds dumb. I have only produced music on Windows computers.

I am currently working on a secondary home-studio and I want it to be completely Linux-based. So I am on the look for a new Audio interface. Since 2 preamps are enough for me, I am more interested in the quality of the preamps and A/D D/A converters. My maximum badget will have to be something around 200 euros.

Something that caught me attention is the new usb interface from mackie, Mackie onyx producer 2-2. It has the tested mackie onyx preamps and comes on a great price too.

I already asked mackie support regarding Linux compatibility. They told me that it is USB Class-Compliant and they have had some customer feedback regarding good function under linux, but they themselves didn't test it. So, I am not sure how trustworthy it can be under linux.

Does anyone have any experience with the particular interface? If not, any similar alternatives that are known to work under linux?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby Michael Willis » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:39 pm

If it is class-compliant it will likely work. Many people here have had no trouble getting other class-compliant devices to work with Linux.

If you want other suggestions, the Focusrite Scarlett interfaces have a good track record. I'm using a first generation Scarlett 2i4 without any trouble. Other people around here are successfully using a variety of interfaces from Behringer and M-Audio.

If you can get a suitable return policy on the Mackie interface, you might just buy it, try it, and return it if it doesn't work.

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby qeiynn » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:14 pm

Buying from Thomann in Europe, who are very reasonable with returning products. Worst case scenario I'll waste some time by being disappointed and returning the mackie...which isn't too bad. :P

Focusrite Scarlett seems to be very popular in this price range. Also read lots of good reviews about the audient id4.

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby chaocrator » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 am

two most trusted options for linux are Focusrite Scarlett family and NI Komplete Audio 6 (i own the latter for 5 years and like it).

in general, class compliant devices should work, but DSP sections usually won't, and software parts too (many gears are designed as hardware+software solutions relying on proprietary drivers).

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby 42low » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:59 pm

qeiynn wrote:First of all excuse me if my question sounds dumb. I have only produced music on Windows computers.


We understand. Most off us made the same mistake once in a far past. We will not blame you. :twisted: :mrgreen:

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby qeiynn » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:09 pm

I'd like to thank you people for the valuable info. I believe I will go with the mackie onyx producer 2-2 and in case it doensn't work I'll return it and consider between scarlett 2-2 2nd gen or Audient id4.

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby 42low » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:44 am

Great. Good luck.
Lookin' forward to your music posts.

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Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

Postby vividstylus » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:49 am

qeiynn wrote:I'd like to thank you people for the valuable info. I believe I will go with the mackie onyx producer 2-2 and in case it doensn't work I'll return it and consider between scarlett 2-2 2nd gen or Audient id4.

Hi, I am interested to know if the compatibility with the onyx producer, anything experience to share? Many thanks.


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