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Using a USB Turntable with Linux

Aug 21, 2009, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

" As with most hardware, the trick is to find a turntable that works with Linux. You might think that the USB connection would be enough to ensure compatibility, but some USB turntables require software specific to Windows or OS X to run.

"he best source of information is the Audacity wiki, where brand names such as Ion, Audio, Numark, and Lenco are recommended.

"However, you can also apply a simple general rule: Does the turntable come bundled with udacity? If so, then likely it is Linux compatible. To be cautious, you should ask about a store's refund policy before you buy, or, better yet, see if you can run a trial with a laptop in the store, but the Audacity rule held true for all the models I tried before recently buying my own turntable."

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