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by Jamesf
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hii! I am from India
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Hii! I am from India

Welcome!
by Jamesf
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: trying to find Linux daily driver
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: trying to find Linux daily driver

If you're serious about the "challenge" part, try Nixos. I love it because it gives me predictability about what's installed, repeatability when I set up a new machine, and it eliminates cruft. It's just not something I normally recommend, because there's a heck of a learning curve involved. However...
by Jamesf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hi from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Hi from Melbourne, Australia

Thanks for the welcome! I feel more like an eternal n00b with Linux audio rather than experienced though, after being awed by some other contributors' knowledge. :? :D I'm particularly impressed by the devs who code this stuff and imagine they must have studied at the Unseen University to learn the...
by Jamesf
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Ultralite AVB
Replies: 510
Views: 57731

Re: Ultralite AVB

ps: I've contacted MOTU on this, and their answer is basically: we do not care about you, dear linux weird little person. I asked if they could exchange my brand new ESS with the older model. They won't. I do not recommend MOTU to any Linux user, definitely. Useful to know. I've been following this...
by Jamesf
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Ultralite AVB
Replies: 510
Views: 57731

Re: Ultralite AVB

ps: I've contacted MOTU on this, and their answer is basically: we do not care about you, dear linux weird little person. I asked if they could exchange my brand new ESS with the older model. They won't. I do not recommend MOTU to any Linux user, definitely. Useful to know. I've been following this...
by Jamesf
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Audio Interface for Linux -- Mackie, MOTU, Presonus, ?
Replies: 7
Views: 884

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: 41
Views: 20882

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: 7
Views: 884

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: 11
Views: 586

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: 10
Views: 1485

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: 1357

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: 683

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: 230

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: 489

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: 683

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...