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Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
#1
So does the Tab S2 have to have a powered hub in order to work? Seems to be the case anyway.
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#2
Maybe it's just my device, but my Sonic Port VX only works with external power. OTG Y cable plugged into an external power pack seems to work.....Awesome!  But once again defeats the purpose of being completely mobile and power independent except for the tablet.    Crap!
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#3
There is hardly any quality audio-interface that can operate depending solely on the power supplied by a phone/tab. If staying mobile is your priority, then you may try a power-bank+USB hub combination.
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#4
The Lexicon Alpha works with most Android devices since it consumes little power.
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#5
Well I guess the Tab S2 isn't going to be reliable either......was working great with external power, tracked some dummy tracks and all sounded great so I walked away for a few hours and came back to nothing. Can not get it to work no matter what I try, reboot with everything attached, reboot with nothing attached and I get nothing. Software recognizes everything but I get nothing out of the mics.......all was working great just 3 hrs ago.
So far the 2012 Nexus 7 has been the most reliable device with no needed external power, just some slight audio glitches which show up on the recorded tracks. So I thought surely newer would be better right.......but so far as a whole that has just not been the case.
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#6
So my external power pack has multiple outs, each with different amps and what was working at first (0.5A) was not working when I went back to it, never thought to change it last night (derp). Changed it today to 5v 1.0A and all seems to be good again!  We shall see!!
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