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by Jamesf
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Audio Interface for Linux -- Mackie, MOTU, Presonus, ?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Audio Interface for Linux -- Mackie, MOTU, Presonus, ?

I'm plotting to upgrade to the (RME Babyface) FS soon :) Just curious--which features would cause you to consider a switch to an RME Babyface FS an upgrade? From the Mackie Producer 2.2? - 2 more analogue inputs, so I can have everything plugged in all the time. - ADAT input for expansion to 8 more...
by Jamesf
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: What music did your parents play in the car at home etc?
Replies: 39
Views: 19994

Re: What music did your parents play in the car at home etc?

In the car: Charlie sodding Pride's album "On the road again." And again. And again. And again... Oddly enough, there's not much country music that I'm willing to listen to. At home: mostly talkback radio, because one of my parents needed the sound of somebody talking due to a deep-seated fear of si...
by Jamesf
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Audio Interface for Linux -- Mackie, MOTU, Presonus, ?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Audio Interface for Linux -- Mackie, MOTU, Presonus, ?

+1 on the Onyx Producer 2.2 - it's on my desk and doing a nice job right now. I believe the RME Babyface, Babyface Pro and Babyface Pro FS all work in class-compliant mode. I certainly hope so, as I'm plotting to upgrade to the FS soon :) Their Fireface UFX is also known to work with Linux, both via...
by Jamesf
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: MIDI controllable drum machine
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: MIDI controllable drum machine

Late reply, but just in case you're still looking for options: Beat Buddy.
It's a drum machine in guitar-pedal format, so very much a hardware option and a non-trivial investment, but it's 100% MIDI-friendly and has some great sounds.
by Jamesf
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Firewire audio devices
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Firewire audio devices

If anybody in this thread is in the Amsterdam area and wants a Roland FA-101, you can have it for free if you can pick it up next week (between me leaving isolation and me leaving Amsterdam). I've reluctantly accepted that it's a dead standard, even if the hardware worked perfectly last time I had a...
by Jamesf
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Best Linux Compatibility for small audio interface
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Best Linux Compatibility for small audio interface

Mackie Onyx Producer 2.2 - 2 combo inputs with Hi-Z switches and gain controls, 2 balanced TRS outputs, MIDI in + out, and a DAW/input blend knob for monitoring. It's cheap and rugged, it works neatly as a class-compliant device, and Linux compatibility is specifically mentioned regarding the copy o...
by Jamesf
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Linux status with Thunderbolt
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Linux status with Thunderbolt

Sorry about my tone before; I didn't realise how curt that comment sounded, until I re-read it just now. It is dumbfounding that every new interface protocol go through the same failed bump of the head expecting a different outcome. History is lost on them it seems. Sure does look that way. You left...
by Jamesf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Core Wars. Amd vs Intel for Audio Production
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Core Wars. Amd vs Intel for Audio Production

Interesting.
My plans for a new machine got delayed to later in the year, so I'm keeping a weather eye on things like this. So now I'm also waiting to see how the 4000 generation shapes up, and for Tuxedo Computers to start shipping models with AMD GPUs.
by Jamesf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Tutorial Vid: Writing A Simple Drum Part in Mixbus / Ardour
Replies: 6
Views: 407

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: 7
Views: 529

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: 73
Views: 5145

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: 1193

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: 73
Views: 5145

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: 1193

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: 507

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...