Recommended USB/FireWire audio card
I'm currently working with a desktop computer and a M-Audio Delta44 PCI soundcard with a small 8channel mixer.
Some weeks ago I bought a notebook and now I'm looking for a similiar audio interface to become mobile. In future I will sell my Delta44 on ebay and use the new USB/FW interface only.
Operating system is Kubuntu Linux.
Is USB or FireWire the better solution?
Can there occure problems when I use a PCI-Firewire controller instead of an onboard controller with my desktop PC? (laptop still has integrated FW)
I need minimum 4in/4out, and two of the inputs with mic preamps. as I'm a student I can't spend much, so I'm looking for some used devices from ebay...
The Terratec Phase 88 FW costs around 200€ but with 8 i/o's it's a bit oversized and it also has no headphone jack. The Edirol FA-66 would exactly match my needs but the Edirol stuff is expensive...
Can you recommend me an audio interface that works well with linux, ardour and jackd? prize maximum 200€?