TDNE wrote:Thanks for all your help.
Tascam is on it's way today. I've downloaded the manual for it & it does have a software mixer program. This should load when I plug it in or will i get Alsamixer ? Nat sure if it does anything i can't do with the knobs.
I glimpsed over the Tascam website and saw that they offer drivers for Windows and Mac. Probably with a builtin mixer program. They are worthless/useless für Linux users.
You may hope that it offers a Class Compliant mode (to work as an audio interface) and that all important controls are accessible from its hardware knobs and/or recognized by ALSA (in the Linux kernel), so you can use alsamixer.
Rule of thumb for Linux users: The less controls/mixer/fancystuff an audio interface has, the better it will work with Linux.