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by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 9011

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

However, the average punter who comes on here asking for help lacks the ability to resolve these kinds of problems yet because some people spread the gospel that "they must use a RT kernel", these users find themselves in a needless bind. I don't see RT kernel recommended over and over nowadays. Ev...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 7812

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

It can be hit and miss. My Behringer UMC goes nuts on a hub and is unusable although it works great in an on-board USB port, whilst my older Edirol UA-25 didn't mind a hub at all.
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 7812

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

I have one laptop where one of the usb ports needs at least a jackd buffer size of 128. On another port I can use much lower buffer sizes. I don't think that that's a Focusrite issue but I can't prove that. The one port may be on a shared bus (with other ports & devices) and the better port is dedi...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 7812

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

As for Behringer, I saw an audiophile forum thread And that is where I saw all I needed to know. Please understand, the "audiophile" scene is a crazy world of golden ears brigade people where $10000 speaker cables prepared by Amazonian Rainforest Virgins from the purest de-oxygenated copper alloyed...
by asbak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 9011

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

Last time I tried it some years ago on Mint there were endless system lockups. The situation may be different now, or your circumstances are different (different OS, different kernel version, different system setup). If a RT kernel works well in your setup for general day to day use then great. Howe...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: 16 sample buffer with Arch Linux

Nouveau drivers are likely going to increase the xrun count and 16 sample buffer is unrealistic if the idea is not to be entertained by xrunning. With some cards one can get acceptable (very few xruns) results at 64 on a system that's been tuned. People will say "but I can go to 32 or 16" or whateve...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Producer's Area
Topic: Former Proppelerheads Reason user looking for a workflow advice a.k.a Cannot into Linux Music Production
Replies: 28
Views: 4500

Re: Former Proppelerheads Reason user looking for a workflow advice a.k.a Cannot into Linux Music Production

Upgrading is obviously a dead-end. I would not dream of attempting it either. Buy a new harddrive (cheap) and start installing. Yes it is a pain to do but that's the price one has to pay every couple of years. I've just started moving over to 18.04 / Mint 19 on a new system. Not everything works (su...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 9011

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

Any standard Linux distro can be made to work well and with low audio latency. RT kernels and dual boot setups are not required. Your standard Linux Workstation will do just fine as an all-rounder provided it's been set up properly. All that's required is for the basic tuning (described in countless...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?
Replies: 57
Views: 9011

Re: Skip the ISO and focus on documentation?

As the saying goes, the source code is the documentation. I don't think it's very realistic to expect the coders writing open source software to also document it in fine detail. That's a job for somebody else to pick up the slack. The coders will usually be willing to clarify and explain tricky issu...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface
Replies: 34
Views: 7812

Re: Need a new Linux-compatible audio Interface

The Behringer UMC models [...] whatever you do, don't plug them into a USB hub. They must go directly into a USB port on the computer Thanks for the info, I didn't know that. :) Perhaps others will have better luck with hubs with that model, but it didn't work for me. In an on-board USB port it's f...
by asbak
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: The Producer's Area
Topic: Former Proppelerheads Reason user looking for a workflow advice a.k.a Cannot into Linux Music Production
Replies: 28
Views: 4500

Re: Former Proppelerheads Reason user looking for a workflow advice a.k.a Cannot into Linux Music Production

Best current compatibility and ease of installation bang for the buck is on Ubuntu 16.04 or Mint 18. If you know what you're doing then you can get about 80 - 90% of the 16.04 compatible audio scene working on 18.04 or Mint 19 with a few exceptions through a combination of patience, compiling & the ...
by asbak
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: DIY projects
Topic: ODROID-N1 Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 7177

Re: ODROID-N1 Announcement

Wouldn't be my first choice for a NAS, it only has 2 SATA ports, RAID1 at best. Nah, that's mickey mouse level storage.

A cheapo second hand HP N54L + at least 8GB + FreeNAS + a flashed BIOS and you get 5 SATA Ports and Terabytes worth of RAID 5 ZFS storage space. Best bang for the buck.
by asbak
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: FocusRite Scarlet Solo
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: FocusRite Scarlet Solo

I don't know much about Ubuntu-Studio but a typical out of the box Linux has terrible audio latency. It's fixable but requires effort. There are endless threads on here and on Linux audio sites which detail many of the steps that need to be taken to bring down latency. If this seems like too much wo...
by asbak
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: pulseaudio can't play sound when jack is on with jack-pulseaudio-bridge is enabled by cadence
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: pulseaudio can't play sound when jack is on with jack-pulseaudio-bridge is enabled by cadence

I wouldn't use Cadence and I'd stay far away from anything jackdbus related, it's a PITA. The simple way to make it work (at the expense of a few CPU cycles) is to just follow this page instructions, the Redirecting PulseAudio to JACK section. https://github.com/jackaudio/jackaudio.github.com/wiki/W...