On 16/06/12 12:13 AM, Dave Phillips wrote:
On 06/15/2012 09:14 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:Some recent FireWire related development in ALSA got me interested, so I ended up doing a large-ish interview with Clemens Ladisch of ALSA, and the FFADO team on the state of support for FireWire audio interfaces in Linux. http://bit.ly/MvgnxUExcellent article/interviews. However, it ignores a rather salient development - the gradual disappearance of Firewire from desktop and laptop machines. The last time I shopped I was surprised to see that FW, like PCI, is becoming rare hardware, presumably due to improved performance from USB3 (?).
It's becoming less common, but Firewire still isn't too hard to find on a desktop, at least. I recently replaced my motherboard, and because the new board lacked Firewire, I had to buy a PCI card to add a Firewire port to my system. It took only a small amount of digging to find a cheap one online with a Focusrite-recommended chipset (VIA 6306), and it only cost me $12.
If I was buying an audio interface today, I'd look more seriously at some of the USB2 options that have appeared recently that feature some Linux support, but I'm very happy with my Firewire interface, and I don't imagine I'll have my trouble keeping it running for years to come.
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