Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks

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Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks

Postby empowerg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:04 am

basstrombone wrote:Other downs:
Not able to play YouTube videos anything via jack (probably because we have black listed the send-dice command) which is fine with me (I want a machine that records nicely) If I want to listen and watch videos etc. Just switch to on board and I'm totally cool with that.


I have all my browsers running via jack on the Saffire via ffado. I used KXstudio repos to install Cadence, removed PulseAudio completely and in Cadence activated the bridges (ALSA->Jack I think). I think browsers by default use PulseAudio and fall back to ALSA. With the bridges they are redirected to jack.

basstrombone wrote:2. Last night I've also found a blog discussion in French arguing that the more recently, models do not work on Linux... I Don't know if that's the case. He uploaded some pictures showing the "Newer unsupported models* that resembles mine one...? The only difference is that mine does not display the 2015 manufacturing date. But I'll run some commands tomorrow to check exact model I have.


I have also heard this. I still have the older model, so I can't confirm but I suspect this is true.

lg,
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Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks

Postby phfactor » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:22 am

empowerg or dufflespank, or anyone else for that matter.

Would you be willing to describe or send some screenshots that show how you have ffado-mixer set up with a Saffire Pro ?
I've been running a basic setup with my Saffire Pro 24DSP. But I don't understand the routing. Yesterday, I tried to understand it. As a result, now nothing works.

According to the ffado site (http://subversion.ffado.org/wiki/ffadoMixerGuides), you route sources to sinks, and the label "1394" refer to the computer. But nowhere is there a description of the overall signal path. So I've been experimenting.I tried bypassing the mixer, just routing analog inputs to the computer, which should be something like: Source: Anlg/In1 mapped to Destination/Sink: 1394/Out:01. This doesn't seem to do anything. So I'm assuming that the mixer MUST be involved. So I tried mapping Source: Anlg/In1 to Dest/sink: Mixer/In:01, then Source: Mixer/Out:01 to Sink: 1394/Out:01, and setting the level in the Mixer matrix to 0 db. This does nothing.

I will keep experimenting, but if anyone has mixer shots or can enlighten me on how the damn signal routing is supposed to go together, I'd sure be grateful. My next step is to get rid of fffado entirely and buy a class compliant USB interface. But it just irks me that I don't understand this. Thanks.
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Re: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40: Tips and tricks

Postby basstrombone » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:43 pm

phfactor wrote:empowerg or dufflespank, or anyone else for that matter.

Would you be willing to describe or send some screenshots that show how you have ffado-mixer set up with a Saffire Pro ?
I've been running a basic setup with my Saffire Pro 24DSP. But I don't understand the routing. Yesterday, I tried to understand it. As a result, now nothing works.

According to the ffado site (http://subversion.ffado.org/wiki/ffadoMixerGuides), you route sources to sinks, and the label "1394" refer to the computer. But nowhere is there a description of the overall signal path. So I've been experimenting.I tried bypassing the mixer, just routing analog inputs to the computer, which should be something like: Source: Anlg/In1 mapped to Destination/Sink: 1394/Out:01. This doesn't seem to do anything. So I'm assuming that the mixer MUST be involved. So I tried mapping Source: Anlg/In1 to Dest/sink: Mixer/In:01, then Source: Mixer/Out:01 to Sink: 1394/Out:01, and setting the level in the Mixer matrix to 0 db. This does nothing.

I will keep experimenting, but if anyone has mixer shots or can enlighten me on how the damn signal routing is supposed to go together, I'd sure be grateful. My next step is to get rid of fffado entirely and buy a class compliant USB interface. But it just irks me that I don't understand this. Thanks.



Greetings,

What I've done with mine was:

I've loaded the interface on my iMac, then did Factory reset. After this, Headphone jacks work just fine. All ADAT ins work fine. Sometimes FFADO mixer saves this settings, Sometimes not. Have you intalled JACK2 and the most Recent FFADO MIXER ?
I'll indeed take screenshots of my system and send it to you.
I apologize for these silly questions, but have you done all the FireWire install according to the:

https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/system ... g_firewire ?

After all the optimizations I get everything working on Ardour, MixBus.

I'll indeed send screenshots of Everything ok? I'm at home right now and only be in the place where the Interface is in the Afternoon (Brasil's time zone)

Thanks


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