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I could use your help in listing possible audio interfaces with many inputs for Ardour. I do prefer firewire over usb, but both should do the job. Now I’m not quite sure should I go with a firewire/usb mixer, or just the interface.
By using only a interface, I would have everything on stage and just use HDMI and USB expanders to get screen, mouse, keyboard and maybe a Behringer HW DAW -controller(for faders) to FOH. I heard daw controllers work well with Ardour?
With a “mixer-interface” setup, I could use analog mixer as a backup and have a normal PC setup at FOH. BUT I would have to get all the signal cables to FOH in a way.
I doubt that the latency would become a problem.