Re:  Re: Multichannel analog I/O audio interface: experiences and tips

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Hey, I didn't know about that! That's awesome. I can try it out and see if it works if anyone is interested.

Brandon Hale

On 6/14/22 9:50 AM, Dragan Noveski wrote:
Hello, what about the Tascam-Gtk application? What I was able to find in the www, is that it should do the trick. Has anyone have any experience with that one?

Am 14.06.2022, 15:25 schrieb Brandon Hale <bthaleproductions@xxxxxxxxx>:
Hey Jeanette,

I wanted to tell you my experience with the Tascam US-16x08 on Linux.
First off, it works and shows up under alsa. You get the inputs and
outputs which is really nice.

Now for the downside: it has its own proprietary software that doesn't
exist on Linux for digital processing and mixing. Basically, the
interface has its own mixing utility that also allows one to apply
limited dsp effects and mix/route audio. If you wanted to stay solely on
Linux, this cannot be used.

Now, if you buy the interface and it has a clean slate for its digital
mixing/processing state, it may work just fine for your needs. But, if
you buy it used, you may have to change it to that clean/stock slate first.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Tascam US-16x08, as it
literally is sitting next to me at work and I can just plug it in and
try out things for you when I have free time.

Brandon Hale

On 6/12/22 4:57 PM, Jeanette C. wrote:
> Hey hey,
> my two old Delta 1010 cards are definitely dying now. So I need
> replacement for all those analog I/Os. I have found three candidates:
> Behringer X Air XR18, Presonus ARC16C and Tascam u16x08(?) and would
> be glad if anyone could share experiences with them under Linux. I'm
> also looking for further alternatives (see my minimum requirements
> below). I definitely need multichannel audio coming from the device.
> The Tascan appears to have many microphone inputs, which cannot serve
> for line level input, if that really is so, it's out.
> The Behringer requires the app, which I have not been able to test,
> but its accessibility is not that important, if the XR18 will remember
> settings across power cycles.
> The ARC16C's description reads very well, but there are many dubious
> reviews, perhaps it was an early "Monday" manufacturing problem though.
> My requirements: one mic in (no need for +48V phantom power), one
> instrument in (Clavinet, I think it needs extra amping), at least 12
> line level ins, 14 preferred. Four outputs (main out and to "sends" to
> outboard). No DSP, routing/bussing,... My workflow is purely centred
> in the box, using JACK for all connections.
> Based on the three candidates, I'd say my price range has to go up to
> 700 EUR.
> Any experiences and further suggestions are very much appreciated!
> Best wishes,
> Jeanette
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