About EMU 0404 USB support for Ubuntu

For a few weeks I was searching for evidence that this particular sound card was supported in Ubuntu Studio 10.04. I found some evidence and clues, like this extensive thread and the ALSA page with beta drivers. I was still suspicious though, but since we (me and my boyfriend, he’s using the sound card for recording) really wanted to avoid windows, we decided to try.

So we downloaded Ubutu Studio 10.04 and installed it with all the suggested software bundles. We did the modprobing for drivers:

modprobe snd-emu10k1 ; modprobe snd-pcm-oss ; modprobe snd-mixer-oss ; modprobe snd-seq-oss

And then we started Audacity, chose EMU 0404 as playback & recording device in the preferences and we were up and running! Much faster than we would have been with windows. Just so awesome!! I’m not even sure I needed the modprobing. The quality was ok and recording and playback worked on both input channels (connected to a digital piano).

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