Linuxmusician01 wrote:Okay, so this unit is quirky. Very quirky.
But when it does register itself as an USB audio interface, does it work as a stereo device (i.e. two tracks/chanels: left and right) or can you use it as for multi-track recording. That is: does it report all of the 16 output channels via USB so you can record in yor DAW every input of the Tascam to its own discrete track (or "bus" in Qtractor)?
What I mean is: can you use this Tascam to record bass drum, snare drum, vocal, bass guitar and lead guitar to five separate tracks in Ardour/Qtractor in one and the same jam session?
Hi, found this the other day on Github https://github.com/onkelDead
he made a gui to control the Tascam mixer in Linux, a LV2 plugin to control the built-in FX within your DAW (Ardour) and a special kernel-patch for the Tascam US_16x08.
i thought i read somewhere on a forum that you can record all channels simultaneous in Ardour, but don't know for sure since i dont own one, it has kernel support in the 4.11 and 4.12 kernels, this i found on the Avlinux forum
And this i found in this post in the Ubuntu forum (from 2015) : https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2267921
Had a hell of a time getting this thing to work with ubuntu studio 14.04.2
The problem was that in QjackCtl - the "interface" selection drop down was greyed out.
After much of a muchness I figured out how to make it work:
1: power on the us16x08 BEFORE powering on the pc
2: after the pc powers up - start QjackCtl - go into settings
3: use the "server" drop down to select something other than alsa - then back to alsa until the "interface" drop down becomes enabled
4: select the us-16x08 as the interface, set input channels to 16 and output channels to 8
5: save and start jack
You will now have all channels available for patching in ardour DAW.
note: pulse audio sees the board as a 7.1 with no inputs (mics) - thats fine I guess - you can select the US-16x08 and your system sounds will play through outputs 1 and 2
Don't know much more about the device but have read in reviews that it has a bad Roundtrip Latency, so maybe great to record a band and use the direct zero latency routing, but not to use any low-latency RT FX.
Her are some measurements (With official drivers on windoze
) http://kailuamusicschool.com/tech/round ... y-roundup/
but don't know if it behaves the same with class compliant mode on linux