Ubuntu thinks my Audient iD14 audio interface is Analogue Surround 4.0 when it’s actually stereo. Is there any way to fix this?
By Bill Mess
I’m using an external Audient iD14 audio interface with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I mainly use Windows for FL Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite, but I like to mess around with Ubuntu from time to time, especially for programming. Everything works great except that for some reason, Ubuntu lists my audio interface as Analogue Surround 4.0 when it actually only plays in stereo. As a result, the audio plays louder in the right channel than the left channel. While I can get it to work by adjusting the balance with the slider, it still sounds a little off. It’s not bad, but it just doesn’t sound as good as it does on Windows. So is there any way to force Ubuntu to treat sound devices as stereo? I know the problem might be that there are no Audient device drivers for Linux, but I wanted to make sure before I just accept to live with slightly poorer audio quality.