a rant about soundcards and its endless dead-time

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Sun Feb 11 20:39:21 UTC 2018

On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:10:00 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>My RME HDSPe AIO PCIe card works better using FreeBSD, than using
>Linux, while Linux is better for real-time audio usage than FreeBSD.
>In my experiences the best a FLOSS audio user could do, is using Linux
>instead of FreeBSD, with a class compliant USB audio device. I
>purchased a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen for my iPad, actually
>this prosumer device works better with my Linux audio workstaion, than
>my professional RME card, so next time I'll get a professional class
>compliant USB audio device for my Linux audio worksation. I don't have
>a FreeBSD install anymore, so I can't test if class compliant USB audio
>devices work under FreeBSD. Consider to get a cheap class compliant USB
>audio device in the cosumer quality range of your EMU10K1 and test, if
>FreeBSD is able to handle class compliant USB audio devices. Audio is a
>niche, much more when using a FLOSS operating system. It's impossible
>to provide a list without failure listing sound cards that work or
>don't work with a FLOSS operating system, since there are too many

PS: While PCI whatsover solts soon or later will be discontinued, I
guess USB ports will stay for a longer time, than your and mine

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