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I'm looking for an audio interface with about 8 inputs that serves as a mixer as well, so I could record several channels and play them back to a PA at the same time. An example would be the Behringer Xenix 802, although I'm not fixed on any particular number of inputs.

I would like to use it under Linux, on a Gentoo. I asked Behringer in an eMail and received the response "Officially none of the Behringer audio devices are supported under linux." So, which of them are supported unofficially, maybe with a community-contributed driver?

Or, more generally, what mixer audio interfaces work well under Linux? In other words, for which interfaces exist good drivers? It should run stable (hours without crashes or XRUNS) on a low latency (at most 64 samples) under JACK.

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I think the problem would more be if your software supports the hardware, not that the hardware supports the operating system. What software are you using? +1 –  Ben Franchuk Dec 4 '13 at 21:13
@Ben, it is a question of ALSA kernel drivers, I assume. If there is a good driver, it doesn't really matter what software I use to access the device. Regardless, I'm using JACK. –  Turion Dec 5 '13 at 12:39
I'm very sorry and ashamed not to be able to give an answer on this. While I try very much to steer towards free software (or at least "liberal" like Reaper or Pianoteq), audio keeps forcing me back to running at least a Windows kernel. Because, for a sad fact, most interfaces I work with just don't run at all on Linux, even if someone coded up an ALSA driver at some point. The one interface I have succesfully got to work with JACK is my M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R. Which is out of production... — I suppose what we'd really need is some e.g. Arduino-based open-source–hardware project. –  leftaroundabout Dec 6 '13 at 0:30
The interface you mention seems to be hard to get, but maybe someone has made experiences with a successor? The open-source hardware project sounds like a great idea in principle. Does arduino have sound components? –  Turion Dec 6 '13 at 12:44
I'm not a regular linux user, but there's lots of (seemingly) useful information and interface suggestions here: wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/hardware#audio_interfaces –  Felipe Vaz Apr 29 at 13:13

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