USB audio devices and FreeBSD

Hans Petter Selasky hps at
Tue Dec 17 07:41:49 UTC 2013

On 12/17/13 00:25, grarpamp wrote:
> Seems there's a lot of traditionally analog audio stuff
> (turntables, cassettes, radio, receivers, etc) on the
> market that can output the audio over USB in 16bit/44.1kHz
> (or 16bit/48kHz 'selectable'). Presumably this is for
> easy playback / ripping on a Windows [ugh] computer.
> I'm guessing this works just fine on FreeBSD with
> whatever the usual Unix software tools are, right?


You should beware that sox has/had a recording bug, that it will read 
one and one sample, leaving you with very high CPU usage. Else recording 
should work fine with FreeBSD.


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