[LAU] Saffire Pro26 [was: disappointing experience with firewire]

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Wed Dec 31 15:03:12 EST 2008

On 31 December 2008 at 20:17, <nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de> wrote:

> > It seems that you like your pro26.  Would you buy another one?
> i can't (this one cost me my soul). but if i were ever granted a spare
> soul, i might.

OK, I understand the money thing.  I was more curious about whether 
you'd buy one if you were rich.  My concern is that some day I might 
not be able to get a motherboard with two PCI slots for my two 
M-Audio Delta 1010s.  At that point I'll need to go with something 
else, and then firewire must be considered.  I need high channel 
count inputs - my drumkit really needs 12 mics ;-)

> > What are you using to drive the ADAT channels?  Could you let us know 
> > what versions of distribution, kernel, and ffado you are using?
> when i'm in need of extra analog i/o, i hook up a (gasp!) behringer ada
> 8000. definitely not the nicest of converters, but does the job (unless
> you need decent mic preamps).

I'd also have to get an ADAT i/o converter of some sort to get to my 
desired channel count.  Do you know if multiple firewire devices will 
sync with each other?

> my current kernel is (alternating) a .24-rt-something and a .27.
> i follow ffado's 2.0 svn branch, jack is also from svn, but the latest
> releases should be ok.

I'm running jack 0.116.1 and haven't branched out (no SVN pun) into 
firewire yet.


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