> Firstly, sorry for the top posting. I'm in a bit of a hurry but wanted to
> jump in before I forgot about the thread when I get back later.
>> Yes, I have a USB Sound blaster Odgidy 2 here and it’s the biggest lode of
> crap I've ever put my hands on. For recording, there's a constant hiss from
Replying late - just in case it's still useful / relevant:
Creative are not the only company to make USB / Firewire audio
interfaces. They traditionally make consumer level, cheap and cheerful
devices that cut corners to hit a price point. Anyone who expects decent
audio performance from them should seriously reconsider their outlook.
Have you tried RME ( http://www.rme-audio.de/ ) devices? I use some of
their kit and have been exceptionally pleased with it. Not only that,
but they were supporting Linux for audio way back when I was starting to
use it for multi-channel professional audio work. (2001? 2002?)
I also use Edirol equipment, which I find very good, and have some
M-Audio (though I've not tried that under Linux) kit that's quite
reasonable as well.
There are many other brands and devices out there at the moment, both
USB and firewire capable. If you care enough to encode your audio using
FLAC (rather than Ogg / MP3) then it's probably worth investing in
something decent to play it back with. Creative is probably not what you
are looking for.
Hope this helps.
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