Monday, 9 July 2012

Getting the M-Audio Fast Track II working in Ubuntu Studio 12.04, the unnecessarily hard way

As a hobbyist guitar player, I like to record parts here and there to aid in song composition (read: filling my hard drive with completely unrelated 13 second riffs).  Getting tired of the noisy signals I was getting by feeding my guitar in through unbalanced cables to an ancient, generic soundcard, I figured it was time I catch up to the rest of the world and get a USB soundcard.

My initial test was with an MBox Mini 2 from digidesign - looks like a decent unit and was recommended in high esteem  from a friend of mine:
"I'm a big stupid asshole jerk and won't work with linux lolfag"