[AG-TECH] USB audio products

Andrew A Rowley Andrew.Rowley at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Mar 14 04:44:55 CDT 2007


I believe that a lot of the HD audio products appear to have separate input and output parts, which means that RAT doesn't know how to handle them.

There are a number of good USB cards that I have heard of - I have had recommendations for the Phoenix Audio Duet system, which also has echo cancelling built in.

Andrew :)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On
> Behalf Of Vine, Derek A
> Sent: 13 March 2007 18:15
> To: ag-tech
> Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] USB audio products
> Taking a look at USB sound cards, I see that the Sound Blaster that is
> recommended on the hardware page of the accessgrid.org is no longer in
> production.  I have found the following, option
> http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=20
> 6&product=10702 has anyone had any experience with this, or can recommend
> another USB sound card that plays well with Rat?
> Thanks,
> Derek Vine
> Communication Network Specialist
> The University of South Dakota
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> ceddn at usd.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On
> Behalf Of John Hodrien
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:27 AM
> To: ag-tech
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Rat problems
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Vine, Derek A wrote:
> > We have recently purchased a new Gateway E6610 to be used as our new AG
> node
> > machine.  After installing all of the software and hardware, I am having
> > some problems with Rat.  I can get the service up and running fine, but
> I am
> > not able to send or receive any audio.  The E6610 comes with onboard
> Sigma
> > Tel HD audio, and I have tried a few different driver versions with no
> > luck.  I would install a spare sound card, but the board only has two
> > slots, which are in use.  If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly
> > appreciated.
> I've toyed with USB audio under Linux (which appeared to work okay) so you
> could consider that as an option?
> jh
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> them
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