Except the software support for Wolfson/Cirrus in the Linux kernel is abysmal, if you like building kernels yourself or like hunting round the internet to find a supported kernel then the Cirrus audio card is a good choice. For everyone else pick any other card.
I bought the x100 18 months or so ago, and like the x300, requires a prebuilt image to work, and it ran very hot whilst idle.
Stereo input is desired, so cheap (~£7), but not cheapest, USB card is probably the best option.kusti8 wrote:Why not a cheap USB sound card with microphone input. You can get one for $5 or less and the quality is pretty good for the price.
I doubt that would be any cheaper and it is likely to be more complicated to use, if it is possible.morphy_richards wrote:I don't suppose it would be possible to get 2 cheap mono cards and mix the inputs to get stereo?
I have some of these and in general they're pretty good. The power conditioning was the main attraction at the time but they have quite a few other uses.fruitoftheloom wrote:http://www.suptronics.com/xseries/x300.html
Don't get one of these. The support is non-existant. You need either to run a VERY old kernel or TRY to compile one yourself.
That's not quite true. The support from Wolfson/Cirrus is non-existent, but there's a user who's built a 4.1.16+ kernel that's running on my B with its Wolfson card.leol wrote:Don't get one of these. The support is non-existant. You need either to run a VERY old kernel or TRY to compile one yourself.
The UCA202 is a fantastic little piece of kit. I've had one as the main audio interface on my PC for years; I use it for both recording and audio output. I've used this to record all sorts of voiceover stuff, and I've also used it in a live setting (secondary mixing console, fed by the main front-of-house mixer, with the stereo output being fed to the UCA202). It's fantastic. Fully USB HID compliant so needs no drivers, and it's dirt cheap.samuelellis wrote:Just incase anyone is interested ive been doing some looking around
According to this page http://www.raspyfi.com/raspberry-pi-usb ... rted-dacs/ the Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 is supported. Looking on ebay they can be picked up for 20quid so im thinking i will go for one of those over a nobrand special USB audio device
Sorry for the awqward question is just with some of the tapes i want to capture i may only get one playback out of them as i know at least one is from the early 60's
Will update this tread with results of it it works or not when i get it