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Newer page: version 8 Last edited on Friday, June 29, 2007 12:57:22 am by PhilOlynyk
Older page: version 6 Last edited on Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:54:28 am by CraigBox Revert
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+Note that the newer Tascam US-122L and US-144 have different internal hardware; the remainder of this page does not apply to these models.  
 The Tascam US-122 (and apparently others) is a [USB] Audio/[MIDI] interface device which lets you plug things like guitars and condenser mics into your computer via a USB interface. An [ALSA] driver exists for it (snd-usb-usx2y), but it did not work out of the box for me with Ubuntu. I tried the following steps to get my hardware working (based largely on a post made in this thread: These steps are probably ubuntu-specific. I have followed the instructions given in the aforementioned ubuntuforums post almost to the letter, except that I compiled from source rather than using i386 RPM versions of packages (mostly because I'm running a 64-bit system). This seems to make a difference in terms of paths and such. 
 * Download alsa-firmware and alsa-tools (version 1.09 in my case) from 
 * Compile and install the alsa-firmware package (<tt>./configure && make && sudo make install</tt>) 
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 * <tt>cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dspN</tt> (where N is the ordinal device ID, starting from 0) will also verify that sound output is working (it'll generate static which you will be able to hear if you plug some headphones into your US-122). Be sure to turn the "Phones" volume down on the device - I gave myself quite a fright trying this one out on my unsuspecting ears. 
 * So that's output done... I haven't managed to record anything using it yet. I will keep updating this if/when I make progress. 
  * UPDATE: I have been able to record using audacity, but sadly the US-122 seems to translate to a single audio device, so it gets locked by the recording process. I've been having to use my onboard soundcard for previewing/multitracking. I'm hoping there is some way of configuring [ALSA] to make it view the input and output channels as separate devices (as Windows seems to). 
+ * Further Update: Using jackd, the unit is perfect! I started jackd using:  
+sudo jackd -R -v -d alsa usx2y -d hw:1  
+ and everything just works! I used [Ardour] to do multi-track recording and it all worked nicely.