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by phfactor
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 3536

Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks

No, not boring at all!. Merci, basstrombone, for both suggestions. I have tried to optimize my machine for audio, that is, I've installed a low-latency kernel, set priorities in audio.conf, added myself to the audio group. Most of this from reading various how-to's and guides. But I've never gone th...
by phfactor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: ffado without ALSA
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: ffado without ALSA

Hi @varpa, thanks, but I've tried that. I tried blacklisting by putting "blacklist snd_dice" in the file you mentioned. I also tried it in its own .conf file in /etc/modules.d. I also tried variations such as seeing what modules depend on snd-dice and blacklisting all of them. I put the bl...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: ffado without ALSA
Replies: 3
Views: 176

ffado without ALSA

There have been a few tantalizing posts, both here and I think on the Mixbus Linux forums, about improving latency figures on some firewire interfaces by removing firewire support under ALSA that's built into recent kernel modules. My hardware interface is a Focusrite Saffie Pro 24 DSP. I'm running ...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Best Practices fpr FireWire audio in mid-2018?
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: Best Practices fpr FireWire audio in mid-2018?

Hi matyas, I have only recently become active here, but I noticed your post because I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with the KX repositories and I'm trying to tune my system to work with a firewire device. In my case, it's a Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP. I was wondering what you've ended up doing. I c...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

I have a Saffire Pro24. I use AVLinux2018 which is well configured for pro audio work. The alsa firewire driver does not go lower than 256 frames/period. Could be done but alsa developer has not implemented it. Consequently, I always use ffado which I've gotten to go as low as 32 frames/period. One...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

Have you blacklisted snd-dice? I have tried this to no avail. Now, when I start up jack and select firewire as the driver, I do not see my device in the interface list. My only choice is "default" and jack won't start. Here are the crucial lines: 21:50:13.329 D-BUS: JACK server could not b...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

I agree with you about hardware monitoring, but for a variety of reasons, I prefer to avoid it. Money is one. Simplicity is another. And by simplicity, I mean a certain reserve when it comes to purchasing and maintaining additional hardware. Also, there's a kind of aspirational thing when it comes t...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

I don't think my Pro 24 DSP can do hardware monitoring. My frustration is still around being stuck at a buffer of 256 and best period of 2. I found a post by @dufflespank titled Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks where they recommended steps to use "firewire" as the driver rather th...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 3536

Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks

I was hopeful that this would help me. I have a Saffire Pro 24 DSP. I blacklisted snd_dice for my kernel and tried using firewire as my driver in QjackCtl. But there must be some other issues related to my hardware. I got close. At one point, I thought I had it running, as JACK was able to start. Bu...
by phfactor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Introduction

Jack and Michael,

Thanks, I'm looking forward to the participation and the frustration.
by phfactor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Is the limitation me, or ffado support for my Saffire Pro 24 DSP?

I'm new to LinuxMusicians (see my post in "New? We're glad you're here!"), so excuse me if I'm posting to the wrong place. I'm SLOWLY shifting my recording work from Mac to Linux. My current attempt is to learn Mixbus. My current interface is a Saffire Pro 24 DSP from Focusrite. So I've in...
by phfactor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Introduction

To quote kdawson (more or less), I'm new here, not new to music or Linux.I'm highly trained AND singularly un-accomplished. Been playing music and writing songs since I was 10, mostly on guitar, but some banjo, mandolin, and a fair amount of upright bass at the moment (though my bowing is execrable)...

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