Old Yesterday, 11:31 PM   #1
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Apologies if I'm being obtuse.
I have not found info on interfaces (Audio and MIDI)with Linux drivers. What is available, USB the norm?
Read Jack Winter guide on Reaper on Linux, but found nothing.
Help me get going in the right direction?
Much thanks in advance.

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Old Yesterday, 11:38 PM   #2
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How many ins and outs do you need? SPDIF? MIDI?

Anything that's listed as "class compliant" should work, at least in a basic sense. For example, my Roland Quad-Capture works as far as inputs and outputs but I can't use the auto-sense or direct monitor buttons without a chance of it freezing.
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Thanks, Lokasenna. I had no idea how to do this.
The only USB thing I have is a little stereo Behringer thing, but I don't think it is a class compliant device. I may be wrong, perhaps this was only on Windows, I dunno.
My old Midiman midi boxes probably same deal. I'd have to scrounge/trade for something, if I knew what I was looking for.
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I really am more interested in an experiment than serious work, at this point.
Until I had some experience with using audio under Linux.
Gotta start somewhere.
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What Behringer do you have exactly?
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You can check this for compatible soundcards: https://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main

In addition usb class 2.0 compliant cards ought to work for basic I/O even though you probably won't be able to use any special features like onboard DSP, etc.
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My Steinberg UR44 has a switch on the back that makes it class compliant. So in Windows I can use the proprietary drivers and have the mixer, the built-in amp models and all of the special features. In Linux, which is all I ever do these days, I slide the switch over and I don't have those features, but Alsa can see the device and it works fine in Reaper for input and output.
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What Behringer do you have exactly?
Almost anything made by Behringer will be class compliant. I gave my kid an ancient UCA202,

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-U-C.../dp/B000KW2YEI

and it works fine in Linux and is low latency.

I use a fairly new Behringer UMC1820 rack mount 8 mic interface with Xubuntu and it works great at low latency as well.

https://www.amazon.com/BEHRINGER-U-P...ruments&sr=1-1

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