Hello all, I’ve been using Ardour for a long time. Embarrassingly, I’ve only just joined this forum. My current workstation is dying - I’ve built it specifically to work with Ardour 11 years ago using an MAudio 1010LT and have enjoyed rock solid Jack behaviour. In the interim I had to find a solution to drive a 10.2 system using ambisonics. I fell for the lure of FFADO, and tried out various Motu, TC and Focusrite interfaces. After a lot of painful testing I ended up with an RME express card solution - again rock solid.
So Express card is no more PCI is hard to come by and a bit of an afterthought. I am hunting for a decent interface to use with a recent Thinkpad. At least 4in/out - latency is not an issue for me. I’m really wary of ‘class compliance’ as this seems to suggest a subset of the interface’s features will work. I’ve been looking through thousands of forum posts, the ALSA developers commits etc - just looking for real world confirmation that particular USB interfaces will work - solidly!
RME Fireface UC(X)
Expert Sleepers ES-8