[LAU] rme fireface 400 on debian?

Pieter Palmers pieterp at joow.be
Wed Feb 13 13:05:34 EST 2008

Arnold Krille wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2008 schrieb Malte Steiner:
>>> good to hear about latency issues as I'm still considering a firewire
>>> hardware device for laptop use - and for mobility, sturdy, public space
>>> and traveling use.
>>> the search goes on...
>> So I guess you have one with PC EXpresscard so PCMCIA is not a solution,
>> or? One thing particular for laptop use: Depending on the model you might
>> encounter the laptop humming noise and buzz. Some models are better but the
>> only way to get rid of it for once and all is to decouple the
>> converters from the computer via optical transcievers, for instance ADAT
>> compatible connection for multichannel.
> Or by lifting the ground on the XLR connections between the device and the 
> mixer/pa.
> I am also thinking about experimenting with lifting the ground on the 
> firewire. What do the experts say about that?

I have been thinking about that too, but one of the showstoppers is the 
fact that firewire uses common-mode signaling for low-speed communication.

I have to look into it further though.


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