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by gimmeapill
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: interesting read for anyone with USB interface
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Re: interesting read for anyone with USB interface

"Milking" is the word I was searching for ;-)
Why would you go USB in the first place if you have a computer with a free PCIe slot and some cash to spend?
by gimmeapill
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: SSD optimization [Arch Linux]
Replies: 1
Views: 5555

Re: SSD optimization [Arch Linux]

Nice. That's pretty much in line with what I've done, save for the swap (none) and the scheduler (cfq).
I have a dual setup with / on SSD and /home on HDD and still have to try that mixed Noop/CFQ via udev...
by gimmeapill
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: FireWire problems
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

Re: FireWire problems

FFADO support for the Saffire Pro14 is listed as experimental, but they seem to say it could possibly work:

http://ffado.org/?q=node/2419

It looks like your best hope at this stage is to try their mailing lists...
by gimmeapill
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: obligatory Which interface?
Replies: 10
Views: 4825

Re: obligatory Which interface?

Scarlett +1 (I have a very similar 2i2 which works great for guitar). Anything Roland sounds more like trouble. No experience with the others. A bit on the high side of the price range, but you may want to include this one as well in your review (no first hand experience, but it has rather good repu...
by gimmeapill
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Renoise 3.1 (beta)
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: Renoise 3.1 (beta)

Thx sysrqer. I found Renoise to be in general a bit more heavy since the 3.x series, but in all fairness it still performs pretty well given the number of features added since 2.8. Actually I can't think of any faster application with comparable functionality (is there even any?). So a few xruns at ...
by gimmeapill
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Renoise 3.1 (beta)
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: Renoise 3.1 (beta)

Out of curiosity, are you guys using the 3.1 beta in a low latency jack setup and if so with what level of success? I'm running at the moment at 64*3@96K with a scarlett 2i2 (around 7msec round trip latency), but cannot avoid the occasional xrun - let's say around 10-15 per 2 hour session. My curren...
by gimmeapill
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Nearly 2016 but still no chiptune plugin for Linux!?
Replies: 24
Views: 9124

Re: Nearly 2016 but still no chiptune plugin for Linux!?

Ok, found it: No luck with the open sourced Buzz Machines, that SID generator was actually built in Neil Sequencer (as a "Lunar" module). I don't remember how good/bad it was, but there you go: https://bitbucket.org/bucket_brigade/neil/src/e782b43cf4ad34395bf638d096fa1f23ef19172b/libneil/src/plugins...
by gimmeapill
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Nearly 2016 but still no chiptune plugin for Linux!?
Replies: 24
Views: 9124

Re: Nearly 2016 but still no chiptune plugin for Linux!?

Buzzmachines - there's a possibly a chiptune generator buried out here:
https://github.com/Buzztrax/buzzmachines
by gimmeapill
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: ableton link and live tempo changing
Replies: 17
Views: 7545

Re: ableton link and live tempo changing

Never had the balls to try Jack tempo changing, but regarding Seq24 it may be a good idea to report this on the reboot project here: https://github.com/ahlstromcj/sequencer64
by gimmeapill
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Alternatives to Hydrogen?
Replies: 19
Views: 8703

Re: Alternatives to Hydrogen?

I couldn't get very far with Hydrogen either, mostly because I'm used to trackers. So the recommendation here is Renoise (or it's little bro Redux - as already mentioned). Past the initial learning phase, you quickly find yourself flying on the keyboard without even touching the mouse and getting st...
by gimmeapill
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: general aspects regarding hardware performances
Replies: 21
Views: 10421

Re: general aspects regarding hardware performances

@Aleks: the cmedia interface seems to live on its own usb bus - that's good. 256 buffer size with 3 periods @48k look reasonable. RT priority: set it to 89 (configuration dependent but usually a sane starting point). I doubt it solves the xruns issue, but it may help a bit. You should also have some...
by gimmeapill
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: MPC like sequencer
Replies: 12
Views: 9583

Re: MPC like sequencer

Well, as a musician who still has ~15y of work stored on Buzz tracker and seen the rise and fall of multiple wannabe Buzz clones, I tend to be extremely wary before investing time and energy into a new sequencer. Given a long enough time it will get broken if not maintained. But that probably wouldn...
by gimmeapill
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: MPC like sequencer
Replies: 12
Views: 9583

Re: MPC like sequencer

Guys, careful with the original Seq24, it's nice but unmaintained for years... A quick search on github did bring some results though, it looks like the project is getting back to life: https://github.com/ahlstromcj/sequencer24 https://github.com/ahlstromcj/sequencer64 Not tried personnally yet, but...
by gimmeapill
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: [ANN] QjackCtl 0.4.1 is out!
Replies: 10
Views: 4308

Re: [ANN] QjackCtl 0.4.1 is out!

Nice, thanks!
by gimmeapill
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Xruns on linux mint 17.2 and kxstudio software
Replies: 46
Views: 11043

Re: Xruns on linux mint 17.2 and kxstudio software

Ok, comparing with my older machine (which performs ok), devices all show up all under the first bus, and the wireless is on the second one.
In your case it would probably make sense to try disabling wireless?