[alsa-devel] [Alsa-user] M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB

Ian Mulvihill ian.mulvihill at computer.org
Tue Apr 29 21:57:03 CEST 2008

        Re: [Alsa-user] [alsa-devel] M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB
        From: Matthias Koenig <mkoenig at su...> - 2008-04-11 09:15 
        Damien Henry - Voxler <damien.henry at vo...> writes:
        > Lee Revell a écrit :
        >> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 11:52 PM, knoxit.etc at gm...
        >> <knoxit.etc at gm...> wrote:
        >>> I was wondering if any user had experiences with the M-Audio
        Fast Track
        >>> Ultra USB unit and ALSA.
        >>> I'm not sure if its supported, it doesn't show up on the
        >>> matrix. If not, is there any development taking place right
        >> Does it work in Windows without installing a vendor driver?
        > I've tested it :
        > most of the feature works out of the box :
        > recording 2 channels
        > playing 2 channels
        > There is no soft mixer, or at least, I didn't find it.
        > I didn't suceed to make the spdif input work.
        Hmm, "most of the feature"?
        The M-Audio Fast Track Ultra is supposed to record and playback
        8 channels for each direction - 6 of them analog.
        It also has an internal DSP for mixing/routing.
        If this does not work, I would not consider that most of the
        features are working.
        As there are drivers available for Mac/Windows and the Quick
        install manual explicitly mentions these drivers to be installed
        first, I doubt that this device is class compliant.
I got one of these.  Definitely doesn't play ALSA.

Nice piece of kit though.  Needs a driver with MacOS & Windows.  Just
looks like a MIDI i/f to Fedora 8.  What I could see is at

If anyone feels like writing a driver (and maybe a mixer-gui that
controls the onboard effects unit), or buying a nearly new one :) please
let me know.

Good luck,
ian.mulvihill at computer.org

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