the RME digiface didn't work for me (ubuntu 17.04).
haven't tried the RME fireface though.
thought RME would in general be a bit difficult with linux..
motu also looks interesting. any experiences with the '1248
IME the only FireWire chipset that works properly in Linux is a the TI one
and it needs to be configured to bus master. Most highish end dell laptops
with FireWire have these, Mac's use them iirc.
On 15 Jan 2018 16:07, "Vincent Rioux" <vincent.rioux(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been recently using the 1818vsl from presonus
> It worked very well (both input/output, did not try the adat though) as
> far as i can tell if :
> - you use the latest driver (to be able to plug it on usb3 port)
> - you select the right minimum amount of frames and periods with jack (see
> a previous post on this list)
> There even is basic support for alsamixer.
> Focusrite cards work as well but as far as i can remember (i tried a 6
> channels out) you don't get the alsamixer GUI and you have to preselect
> stuff like +48V or mic/inst inputs on a windows or macos system...
> FFADO system is great but unfortunately it seems that firewire cards are
> unusable on recent PCs (at least laptops).
> 2018-01-15 16:28 GMT+01:00 Amias Channer <me(a)amias.net>:
>> Hello all,
>> Edirol cards work really well in Linux without needing custom drivers.
>> There doesn't seem to be a non proprietary way of controlling the internal
>> mixers on most pro audio cards , it usually needs custom drivers because
>> they all do it differently.
>> Rme have awesome cards and drivers with excellent Linux support but they
>> are not cheap.
>> Some of the echo cards have excellent drivers as well.
>> The ffado project has made a lot of FireWire cards usable and having a
>> dedicated bus for audio is not to be sniffed at.
>> Secondhand pro audio cards on eBay are usually a pretty safe buy as its
>> hard to kill them and they top end cycles fast. Most of them never leave a
>> rack in a studio and never see smoke.
>> On 15 Jan 2018 14:27, "f.z." <lsts(a)florianzeeh.de> wrote:
>>> hey everyone ,
>>> happy new year!
>>> can you suggest a class complient, linux friendly 8Chan (min.)
>>> audiointerface with adat-compatibility?
>>> and / or talk about your experience with linux + focusrite?
>>> thanks and best
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