After tinkering trying to get the Tascam US-122MKii working under Fedora, I gave up. This thing does not follow standards, and the only driver which is provided by the community is for an older Tascam (US122L).
Thus far, the easiest plug-and-play USB audio interface I have found that works under Linux:
M-Audio has a history of following standards, and many of their products work very well under Linux. You can also try the M-Audio FastTrack, which is a more recent product. This also should work easily under Linux.
How Does it work (Fedora 18)?
- Plug in the USB cable
- Start Qjackctl, select the MobilePre as the Input device on the right, start Jack.
- Start Ardour2 to use the Jack connection, create a new track, record your song.
I did ZERO tinkering to get this working. Didn’t have to load any modules manually, it just works.