[LAU] RME Multiface Setup

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Sun Jun 22 16:34:00 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 08:09:01PM +0200, Martin Horn wrote:

> I am sending another request because I think this describes my problem
> better, Thanks to everybody reading!
> I want to use a RME Multiface soundcard with PCMCIA Cardbus Card on a Dell
> Notebook with Ubuntu.
> I installed all alsa drivers and other available tools for the RME card
> successfully and if I do:
> aplay -D plughw:1 track1.wav

Try -D hw:1
> I can hear sound and see playback on PCM channels 1+2 in the hdspmixer,
> which is a special softwaremixer for this card.

No, it's an application controlling the hardware mixer of your card.
> Now the card has 8 in and 8 output channels, and though I am able to send
> the sound from PCM channels 1+2 to all physical outputs via the routing
> functionalities of the hdspmixer, I need 6 more PCM channels to play through
> all 8 physical channels independently. If I do:

With such a card you'd normally be using JACK wich will give each app
access to any combination of channels it wants to use. Forget direct
ALSA for anything above plain stereo.



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