Audio cards that work with Linux
Hello all. I have been using M-Audio Delta 66 as long as i can remember, but the past couple years, things have changed: the Rev.E flavor of the card is not being recognized and ultimately not working despite hacks and tricks.
My other sound card, a Lynx L22, is not supported by Alsa at all. There is an OSS driver for it, but since most modern distros include pulseaudio, one has to be a Linux expert (it seems) in order to surgically remove pulseaudio and replace it with OSS and live with the myriad of incompatibilities with several apps.
So, i would be most happy if someone would responsibly suggest an audio card that actually works in Linux, is not an Asus Xonar (yes, in desperation i tried that too), is not a Soundblaster, and - if possible - is still around for buying it.
A working midi interface would be nice too, but not as important.
Details, such as i/o channels, usb or firewire, price etc, are irrelevant at this point: i have spent a serious amount of money, and i know i will be spending some more in order to have a linux system with professional audio capabilities... so, let's try to not waste money from now on.