Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware

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To: Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton@...>
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Date: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 5:31 pm

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:45:03AM +0100, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:

Don't have anything very helpful to add, except join my voice to yours.
I once went into a recording project situation with someone wanting me
to set up their ubuntu system for audio work (knowing I used linux
exclusively). Well, I pointed out all the great packages like ardour and
rosegarden, and so forth, of course, but their soundcard (Focusrite
Saffire pro) didn't work out of the box. It eventually did, but it
involved, iirc, switching stack and modifying and recompiling the code
just to add the vendor id of the specific card. While I was
knowledgeable enough to do these things, I'm pretty sure it put that
person off linux-audio for life. :(

A binary driver, if it worked at all, probably wouldn't be much good for
low-latency work, unless the manufacturer were willing to allocate
serious devel time.

Cheers,
S.M.
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[LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Lorenzo Sutton, (Fri Nov 25, 9:47 am)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, S. Massy, (Fri Nov 25, 5:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Bernardo Barros, (Fri Nov 25, 7:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, aaronpeart@yahoo.ca, (Tue Nov 29, 4:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Tue Nov 29, 5:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Louigi Verona, (Fri Nov 25, 7:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Bernardo Barros, (Fri Nov 25, 8:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Brendan Jones, (Fri Nov 25, 8:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Aaron L., (Fri Nov 25, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Clemens Ladisch, (Fri Nov 25, 2:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] The pain of Firewire audio hardware, Louigi Verona, (Fri Nov 25, 9:56 am)