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by asbak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

So, you are against spreading misinformation and -at the same time- you want to pander to point of view of most users regardless of how inaccurate that could be. That is contradiction right there. A low latency kernel is a standard kernel compiled by selecting appropriate parameters at compilation ...
by asbak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

+ avoid heavy duty desktops laden with bells and whistles + check what kind of scheduled jobs are set up and when they'll execute and disable ones which may cause issues + set qjackctl priority (or in jackd) to around 89 or more + set CPU to Performance Mode (instead of powersaving) to reduce xrunni...
by asbak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux

It is mysterious to me why an RT kernel did not work with AV linux and did work on Arch. One difference I noticed is that i have microcode installed on Arch, but not on AV. Could that be it? It could be a bug in my processor that microcode fixed. If anyone knows, please share. :D The kernel is part...
by asbak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux

I'm over it. :D My intention was not to stir up tribalism over 'this distro is better than that distro'. I haven't tried every distribution, so I don't know. My experience is that a standard distribution needs software removed to handle audio well. As an example KX studio disables baloo, which mean...
by asbak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

Here is my take on what's needed for a good low latency system. 1. Hardware that doesn't cause problems, e.g. motherboards without SMIs, peripherals that don't have a driver causing high peaks in kernel scheduling latency, etc. 2. A lowlatency or realtime kernel. 3. Interrupt handlers exported as t...
by asbak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

If bad, outdated, documentation is what you are complaining about, than I would suggest to double check few of your statements: A low latency kernel is a standard kernel compiled by selecting appropriate parameters at compilation time. Stop being pedantic. Most users will assume that what's supplie...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

In Linux kernels 3.0 and later, many of the additionally required realtime patches have been incorporated as standard. For those who are recording Audio, a standard non-realtime kernel may be sufficient for your needs, and running Jack with a non realtime kernel will work fine. Adhering to poorly w...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

However, the average punter who comes on here asking for help lacks the ability to resolve these kinds of problems yet because some people spread the gospel that "they must use a RT kernel", these users find themselves in a needless bind. I don't see RT kernel recommended over and over no...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

It can be hit and miss. My Behringer UMC goes nuts on a hub and is unusable although it works great in an on-board USB port, whilst my older Edirol UA-25 didn't mind a hub at all.
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

I have one laptop where one of the usb ports needs at least a jackd buffer size of 128. On another port I can use much lower buffer sizes. I don't think that that's a Focusrite issue but I can't prove that. The one port may be on a shared bus (with other ports & devices) and the better port is ...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 4940

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

As for Behringer, I saw an audiophile forum thread And that is where I saw all I needed to know. Please understand, the "audiophile" scene is a crazy world of golden ears brigade people where $10000 speaker cables prepared by Amazonian Rainforest Virgins from the purest de-oxygenated copp...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

Last time I tried it some years ago on Mint there were endless system lockups. The situation may be different now, or your circumstances are different (different OS, different kernel version, different system setup). If a RT kernel works well in your setup for general day to day use then great. Howe...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux

Nouveau drivers are likely going to increase the xrun count and 16 sample buffer is unrealistic if the idea is not to be entertained by xrunning. With some cards one can get acceptable (very few xruns) results at 64 on a system that's been tuned. People will say "but I can go to 32 or 16" ...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Producer's Area
Topic: Former Proppelerheads Reason user looking for a workflow advice a.k.a Cannot into Linux Music Production
Replies: 28
Views: 2616

Re: Former Proppelerheads Reason user looking for a workflow advice a.k.a Cannot into Linux Music Production

Upgrading is obviously a dead-end. I would not dream of attempting it either. Buy a new harddrive (cheap) and start installing. Yes it is a pain to do but that's the price one has to pay every couple of years. I've just started moving over to 18.04 / Mint 19 on a new system. Not everything works (su...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 6226

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

Any standard Linux distro can be made to work well and with low audio latency. RT kernels and dual boot setups are not required. Your standard Linux Workstation will do just fine as an all-rounder provided it's been set up properly. All that's required is for the basic tuning (described in countless...

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