Hi I'm a newbie to Ardour and Linux Mint and I wanted to buy a good, affordable Interface. I was Looking at the Steinberg UR12 and was wondering if anyone has used this with Linux and Ardour and is it compatible?
It's class compliant so it should work. I had a UR44 that worked under Debian in CC mode. You could also look at the Behringer Uphoria UMC stuff. More bang for the buck and they're getting good reviews.
Suggestion - perhaps there should be a sub-forum for people to ask about audio interfaces (or just to talk about which ones they are going to buy)? There are a huge number of threads and almost another one started daily from what I can tell, about whether this or that interface is compatible etc (to which the answer, on linux at least, is almost always the same, e.g. a qualified 'maybe' depending upon your requirements, linux distro, kernel version, etc etc)
@mike, not a bad idea. Although I think not starting another sub-forum is probably wiser. https://linuxmusicians.com/ has a lively "Computer Related Hardware" topic, and that site is more suitable than ardour.org for GNU/Linux specific hardware questions. Also this Ardour/Drupal forum leaves a lot to be desired (notifications, anyone?)
As for the UR12, I don't know.
The distro has nothing to do with this, also Ardour does not care: If the device is supported by Linux (the kernel), Ardour will work with it.
The canonical resource is http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main and there's https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/hardware_support
Another hint: if a USB-soundcard works without installing any driver on OSX or works on iOS (which doesn't allow to install drivers), it's "class compliant" and will also work on Linux.
I have an old MI4 Steinberg USB (http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/steinberg-cubase-system-4) interface and it works well in Linux. Alsa mixer has no any controlls on it, but the Cadence-programm sees every IN/OUT(s), so I can choose a sample rate, buffer size and use it through Jack in Ardour.
Ok thanks guys for your quick replys. I decided to go with the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and it works well.
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