[Consortium] Status of FireWire/MLan support?

Andreas Kuckartz A.Kuckartz at ping.de
Wed Apr 20 10:30:51 EDT 2005

Maybe the manufacturers should be informed about the freebob project
(http://freebob.sourceforge.net/). That is hardware specific (BridgeCo dm1000)
but perhaps some kind of collaboration is possible.

In any case Focusrite and M-Audio are on the list of manufacturers using the
dm1000 hardware:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel James" <daniel at linuxaudio.org>
To: "Jaroslav Kysela" <perex at suse.cz>; "Takashi Iwai" <tiwai at suse.de>; "Clemens
Ladisch" <clemens at ladisch.de>
Cc: <consortium at lists.linuxaudio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 3:32 PM
Subject: [Consortium] Status of FireWire/MLan support?

> Hello ALSA team,
> At the recent Sounds Expo in London, I took the opportunity to talk to
> FireWire interface vendors, and also to Yamaha about MLan.
> Regarding FireWire audio in general, the companies were much more
> positive this year, actively talking about working with the Linux
> audio community. I suspect this has a lot to do with a) an increase
> in the level of customers asking about Linux and b) high-profile
> manufacturers, such as Korg, adopting Linux for music devices which
> will quite possibly have built-in FireWire support.
> The representative of M-Audio was under the impression that 'the guys
> from SuSE' were working with them on support for the FireWire 410
> product. Is this indeed the case, or are you working under NDA
> perhaps?
> Other companies that provided new contacts included Focusrite (they
> now also make a FireWire interface), and the UK distributor of RME
> products. If we can help the ALSA project by passing on these
> contacts, just let me know. (I also have a contact with Behringer
> regarding support for their USB 2.0 interface and control surfaces).
> On the subject of MLan, I was given a contact in the MLan licensing
> department at Yamaha when I enquired if there was some way the
> control node specification could be made available to linuxaudio.org
> members. Last year at Sounds Expo, a representative of Yamaha gave
> the opinion that developers could probably have the specs if they
> asked for them, so it's about time we chased this up.
> Cheers!
> Daniel
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