[alsa-devel] Status of Zoom R16

Evan evan.ta.88 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 10:07:58 CEST 2011

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Daniel Mack <zonque at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Evan Ta <evan.ta.88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > as subj says: can you tell me how the Zoom R16 is doing? The hardware
> looks
> > nice, but the latest info I can find is a seemingly unresolved failure to
> > work with Alsa as of feb 2010.
> Yes, it's currently unsupported. The device doesn't comply to the USB
> audio spec, and nobody with such hardware has yet taken the time to
> implement a driver.
> You can try contact their support and ask whether they are willing to
> release the protocol spec under a free licence, that could speed up
> the process. Otherwise, someone will need to trace the communication
> and reverse-engineer it.
> Daniel

I wrote them an email explaining the problem.

Should they (however improbable) decline to post the proper specs, can you
suggest a similar multi channel mixer / recorder that works with Alsa?


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