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by gimmeapill
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Cleaning guitars?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Cleaning guitars?

lilith wrote:For the fretboard I use Dr Ducks Ax Wax.

+1 for Dr Ducks Ax Wax - for pretty much all the guitar.

For the strings, I'm overusing this:
https://www.thomann.de/gb/dunlop_formula65.htm
(works particularly well to extend the life of ernie ball slinkys)
by gimmeapill
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: SCARLETT 3RD GEN just announced
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: SCARLETT 3RD GEN just announced

:mrgreen: Guilty as charged. I'm wondering if this announcement will result in a slight price drop on the resale of the 2nd gen Scarlett devices... You're reading my mind ;-) So far, 3rd Gen doesn't seem to bring anything really groundbreaking (except apparently new problems), but some destocking p...
by gimmeapill
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: SCARLETT 3RD GEN just announced
Replies: 19
Views: 772

SCARLETT 3RD GEN just announced

Fresh from the Focusrite newsletter: https://focusrite.com/news/introducing-scarlett-3rd-gen?utm_campaign=Scarlett%203rd%20Gen%20-%20Launch&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-86BPdjic-lYyWnFaFp3Mic9OtX77E_ndpzV6ekWYZ3nMa-qLp1TXYZ1CJxj4vE04jhrcve5NPnm_ffEm5n-863kNve_Q&_hsmi=74271156&utm_...
by gimmeapill
Fri May 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Ok, so: no HW issue and MX linux is supposed to be based on debian stable = you can very likely skip the avlinux step. -> before jumping on debian testing for the newer mesa, it could still be worth installing another window manager, select it from the lightdm greeter and see how things go with Reno...
by gimmeapill
Fri May 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

As merlyn said. If you don't have irq threading activated, all bets are off. Regarding that graphic issue: why don't you just boot avlinux from usb and try the renoise demo from there? This should at least tell you if it's a hardware issue or not. You have a working debian system, you shouldn't need...
by gimmeapill
Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Nice one, even Taktik doesn't have a clue ;-) I wouldn't bet on the session manager, I was just meaning to install a minimal window manager and test the performance (after making sure all xfce related stuff is not running - preferably after reboot). This is the easiest thing to try without screwing ...
by gimmeapill
Fri May 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Without compton I get an extreme load of xruns in Renoise, which is somehow related to how Renoise is drawing its GUI. That is even weirder, you shouldn't need a compositor to run Renoise, it is the leanest thing around. (I have no problem using it as a DAW with Guitarix at 2-3 ms latency on a 5y o...
by gimmeapill
Fri May 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Ah, yes, rtkit is a dependency of pulseaudio, probably better not touch it then.

For the IRQ threads:yes you should see them in the process list (I usually check with htop).
The behavior of RT kernels is to have it enabled by default, if not you can use the "threadirqs" boot parameter.
by gimmeapill
Fri May 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

A few shots in the dark here, after looking at your pastebin: - rtkit is abandoned for 5 years and running at RTprio 99, right in the danger zone. I wouldn't trust that nowadays, maybe it interferes with things that are now better done by the kernel. Did you try disabling it? - Is IRQ threading even...
by gimmeapill
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

One idea here: Try to get back to "standard" buffersizes, so something like 512 instead of 528. I don't know about Reaper but this seems to cause problems with some applications (on my setup, Ardour didn't like it for example) By the way, if anyone want to take over the github project or j...
by gimmeapill
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Does anyone write a python JACK patchbay customized for one's own setup?
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Does anyone write a python JACK patchbay customized for one's own setup?

I don't think you need to re-implement something from scratch for switching between jack patchbay presets from a keyboard shortcut. You can do that with qjackctl by using command line switches: " -a, --active-patchbay=[path] Set active patchbay definition file" Then it should be just about...
by gimmeapill
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Thanks for double checking. So it looks like another configuration setting that could be detected better (although this is really a corner case) - at least we know about it. On my side I didn't have much time for more testing (or to look at the jack API), but I created the project on github: https:/...
by gimmeapill
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Looking at your results I'd guess your processor is 2.6 GHz. That seems to be the most important factor in how many circles or cycles it takes to cause an Xrun. Quite close ;-) That's an old i5 3317u (Ivy Bridge) than can hardly sustain the max turbo frequency of 2.4 GHz. ...And I think I managed t...
by gimmeapill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs
Replies: 130
Views: 6399

Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

xruncounter is very useful, thanks once more for the great job Tramp! And thanks merlyn + Drumfix for the tips about buffersizes and circles: after the tenth read this is finally making it through my thick skull ;-) So let's join the party: Here are some preliminary results on my 5+ y old notebook (...

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