Best sound card to buy?

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Best sound card to buy?

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I want to buy a sound card with multiple inputs and outputs, what should I get?

Yes, of course I want it to work well with Linux... :-))
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Whatever card you choose, you'll want to make sure it is supported under ALSA (the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture). There's a list on their wiki (although it needs to be updated) of cards known to work well with Linux. It's at http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Alsa_ ... Soundcards. If you have the money, the RME cards are professional grade. The M-audio Delta series cards are above consumer grade), and much more affordable. I have a Delta 66 with the Omni Studio breakout box (4 analogue inputs with 2 built in pre's and 2 digital in's) that I picked up on ebay for seventy bucks. It works like a champ.

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I have an Alesis Multimix 4 USB that works well under linux. It was the only thing I could afford. Don't buy it, my experience has not been good with it. It works great under linux but it's not a good interface.

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If you have a PCI-Slot, I would also suggest the M-audio Delta series. Never heard of much trouble with them when you work with jack. On Ubuntu/Pulse there might be a small bug, but nothing serious.
But does anyone know a similar card for PCIe?

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I own an M-audio too (the fastrack series), and works perfectly..never looked for a PCI-e card, i prefer external ones so i can connect it to more computers.
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hellalive wrote:I own an M-audio too (the fastrack series), and works perfectly..never looked for a PCI-e card, i prefer external ones so i can connect it to more computers.
I am using the smaller version: Mobile Pre USB (1st Generation).
It was quite convenient and offers enough for homerecording.
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http://www.ffado.org/?q=usage/bydevice

Here you got a list about Ffado usage by soundcard

You can see how many people use Ffado to support an audiodevice.
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