[AG-TECH] USB audio products

George Estes gestes at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed Mar 14 08:33:30 CDT 2007

  I've tested the M-AUDIO USB Audiophile and it seems to be pretty good.  It does seem to require some getting used to as the input and output levels are a little different compared to a sound card.  And it does have a funky little thing where it causes the RAT talk level to go to zero when RAT is first opened.  I haven't had a chance to investigate but it does make me nervous that Audiophile has control over the level in RAT.


At 01:15 PM 3/13/2007 -0500, you wrote:
>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=206&product=10702 has anyone had any experience with this, or can recommend another USB sound card that plays well with Rat?
>Derek Vine
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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 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 PCI
>> 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?
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