I'm searching for the best
soundcard to use with a JavaSound/VoIP application on Linux. I even
have to mix in noise/clips with the VoIP packages received on the PC
that will render the sound. So I thought better to go for a card that
has HW mixing capabilities, which let me open more than one
SourceDataLine (one for VoIP, one for noise and one for clip...) and
let mixing be done at the hardware. I got hold of an old Creative
Audigy 1 card, which really gave me great sound, as opposed to the new
Creative Audigy SE cards with no HW mixing.
However, cards with HW mixing is really not easy to find on
Linux. Creative seem to have stopped producing the Audigy HW mixing
cards. All I found except that was the Mia MIDI card, but that had only
passive mic input (had to have a preamp on those mics!).
If my mixing can't be done in hardware, does any one have a
good recommendation on well performing single/double line I/O sound
cards supported on Linux? Best would be with drivers supporting
opening more than one SourceDataLine on the same mixer.