Sound Card for Students
I'm looking for an easy-to-use sound card for high school students that is not too expensive. Must work with Ubuntu Studio 11.04. It is for entry-level learning multi-track recording with jackd/Ardour and other Linux multimedia software.
Less features is probably better when first learning. So a minimum will be:
* Line In.
* Mic In.
* Midi In/out.
* Line Out.
I don't want to keep purchase sound cards just to find they don't work well on for multi-track recording. The on-board sound card is horrible for recording.
I just tested an USB X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro and it was very difficult to work with in terms of recording and mixer. I don't think it has an on-board mixer as Alsa does not show any mixer options. I tested this option because it was difficult finding low-profile cards for our small computers. At this point, I'm willing to buy a bigger case for the motherboard so we aren't restricted to low-profile sound cards.
The Audacity website has a page of known-to-work sound cards but I can't find such a page on the Ardour site.