Topic: What can we expect from the Fireface UCX in Linux?
I've been anxiously reading the news about the Fireface UCX.
The new "Class Compliant Mode" sounds to me like there is a chance that we Linux-users might be able to use the FFUCX in an at least a pleasing way. Since I am on the one hand skeptical due to the disillusioning researches I have done in the past with other RME-USB-devices under Linux, but on the other hand longing for a Linux-support very much, I am searching for clear statements of what we can expect to work and what will NOT work when running the UCX in CC-mode with Linux.
I think it would help a lot if a FFUCX-Linux-FAQ would exist. Maybe in form of this thread. Could someone from RME please make a list of things that will work (and what will not)? The CC-mode-link above contains information mixed with statements regarding the iPad. So I am a bit confused.
- How many outputs will be working at once?
- Which resolution can we use for playback/recording (96khz/192khz)?
- Will output (/input?) be jitter-free?
- Will the TotalFX-interface be somehow useable if some third-party-programmer would (as long as he is able to) program a GUI for it?
- Which latency can be expected?
- What does a linux-audio-software need to work with the FFUCX?
These are only the questions that come up to my mind right now. Any more questions+answers that could be given would really help here. I'd even be thankful for answers without obligation e.g. starting with "In theory ...".