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by Jamesf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Tutorial Vid: Writing A Simple Drum Part in Mixbus / Ardour
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Tutorial Vid: Writing A Simple Drum Part in Mixbus / Ardour

Nice work, that man.
Clear, friendly, informative and concise.
by Jamesf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Linux status with Thunderbolt
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Linux status with Thunderbolt

Oh lordy, no standard ! As I can remember it was actually apple that forced the USB compliance Standard. But, now since this is their invention and USB wasnt their invention, dont bet on it that they will demand a standard this time. Thunderbolt was actually an Intel creation. Apple adopted it earl...
by Jamesf
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: RME AIO
Replies: 72
Views: 4105

Re: RME AIO

The UCX is Class Compliant so you don't have an hdspmixer but only the alsamixer. All extensions should work (I guess!). The effects in the mixer, the hdspconf as well as the audio measurement tools do not work. The AIO supports all I/O extensions, hdspmixer works. The effects in the mixer, the hds...
by Jamesf
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: RME Fireface UCX in Linux 5.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: RME Fireface UCX in Linux 5.1

Hey there, Never went down the firewire hole, but in general the UCX is an excellent interface. The only drawback (and this may be a major drawback if you are spending a lot of time on the road with your soundcard) is that the only way to control it outside of mac/windows is through the encoder in ...
by Jamesf
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: RME AIO
Replies: 72
Views: 4105

Re: RME AIO

What does everybody connect to their AIO? I'm looking at replacing my long-deceased tower workstation, because an ultra-portable laptop has its limits (and I'm starting to reach them). In the event that my beloved FA-101 has died since then, I'm looking at going RME: either the Fireface UCX, or the ...
by Jamesf
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: RME Fireface UCX in Linux 5.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: RME Fireface UCX in Linux 5.1

Reviving this post, because I'm finally looking seriously at getting/building a new non-laptop DAW, and it's just possible that my beloved FA-101 will refuse to do its thing. If that happens, I'll probably be deciding between a UCX and an AIO plus... not quite sure yet. So, how have you found the UC...
by Jamesf
Tue May 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Good compressor for mixbus
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Good compressor for mixbus

However, on the mixbus I struggle more. It's very easy to mess up the sound, and I'm also often not sure what qualities the compressor is supposed to add to the mix... I feel like it would be easier to learn and experiment if I knew more what to expect from the compressor ... And maybe some words o...
by Jamesf
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Good compressor for mixbus
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: Good compressor for mixbus

I'm not sure exactly where mixing ends and mastering begins, so in that sense I guess do a bit of both as well. Grouping things the way @bluebell does is probably good practice anyhow. As I've come to understand it, mixing is effectively an extension of arranging, while mastering takes the final mi...
by Jamesf
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Image to audio and audio to image
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Image to audio and audio to image

You mean, like we used to with dial-up modems (and acoustic couplers before those)?
by Jamesf
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

nteresting. You just let pulseaudio go on about it's business. No interop with Jack. That sounds ideal. It works pretty well in practice. Jack just kicks PA off the requested device as long as it's idle, so whatever they changed there, worked. I *do* know that there are a class of problems that hav...
by Jamesf
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

I distribute my config across a few files and then import them. I've attached the main one, workstation_av.nix , though I had to append a .txt extension because this forum asserted that .nix isn't a valid extension. Other than that file, I do import pkgs.pulseaudioFull and set hardware.pulseaudio.en...
by Jamesf
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

So, I'm not having a lot of trouble with NixOS per se. But NixOS kind of prescribes jackdbus w/pulseaudio, which I've never done; I've always just used jack1 and killed pulseaudio. I roughly followed this (roughly, because, among other problems, the qjackctl version is quite different): https://nix...
by Jamesf
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

Bumping this... I've had great success on Debian for over 20 years, but I too have made the jump to NixOS and I'm having a very tough time. Jamesf, could we compare notes? Absolutely! It's a steep learning curve, so it's no surprise you're finding it rough. I can't post my current configs because I...
by Jamesf
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: NixOS and music: Experiences?
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: NixOS and music: Experiences?

Very happy Nixos user here. Got into it for a similar reason: fed up with tracking down the cruft. Puppet and Ansible were good stabs at the problem, but inherently aren't complete, and thus don't prevent that wonderful moment of "whoops, I forgot I'd done that manually. How'd I do it, again?" Musni...
by Jamesf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: New Interface - USB, TB, or FireWire?
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: New Interface - USB, TB, or FireWire?

USB, I think. I looked at TB for a replacement interface, since my laptop has a TB-equipped USB-C interface, but that really seems like a minority market unless you're willing to go full Mac. - did you find any TB-to-FW adapters while looking? (if such gizmoz even existsz?) Sadly, no. I did hear ru...