[linux-audio-user] Multiple (three) RME Hammerfalls... any experience

R Parker rtp405 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 29 02:20:06 EST 2003


I can't help you much, however, unless JACK has
recently been worked on I think there's a 32 track
limitation. It's known to be technically trivial.
Otherwise I don't believe alsa would be a problem,
assuming you've got wordclock i/o on the hammerfall

Midi Time Code syncronization in Ardour could also be
problematic, it doesn't work with my Tascam DM-24.
Even though transport location is accurate, the
automation system can't interpret Ardour mtc. Paul has
announced his intention to implement SMPTE but I'm not
sure if that's been done yet.

I wonder what the status of 96kHz adat is with the
hammerfall drivers.

Anyway, that's not much help. Sorry.


--- Ronald van Engelen <ronalde at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> After rereading my message, I saw too many
> unclarities and typos, so
> I'll try again.
> The problem is that we have to transfer a few hours
> of 72-channel music
> from three synced Mackie SDR24/96's to a harddisk. I
> don't really know 
> what format the music is recorded in.
> As my colleague is unable to use three RME
> Hammerfall DSP card's in his
> dual G4 powermac with OSX (don't know exact
> version), I wondered if I
> could use Linux to capture the music to harddisk.
> If anybody has any experience, please let me know.
> Otherwise we will
> proceed with one card and thus 24 channels at a
> time, which does work.
> Thanks,
> Ronald van Engelen
> Op vr 28-11-2003, om 20:06 schreef Ronald van
> Engelen:
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > A colleague of mine is having major problems using
> multiple (three) RME
> > Hammerfall cards using Mac OS 9 and X and
> consulted me for help. 
> > 
> > The problem is that he has to transfer a few hours
> of 72-channel music
> > (recorded with Mackie HDR's) to his harddisk for
> further mixing and
> > processing.
> > 
> > I only have experience with (single and dual)
> stereo cards using alsa,
> > jack, ardour and ladspa. I wonder if anybody have
> experience with
> > multiple RME cards using alsa, and particullary
> experience doing such a
> > task with mentioned tools? 
> > 
> > I haven't had the chance to examine his
> (Mac-related) problem but it
> > sounds like he might suffering from problems
> related to his
> > power-supply?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Ronald van Engelen
> > 
> > 
> > 

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