[LAU] Phonic Helix Board 12 FireWire MKII compatibility(linux/ffado)

Simon W. Fielding s.fielding at wmcce.org
Mon Feb 2 06:59:15 EST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-audio-user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org [mailto:linux-
> audio-user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org] On Behalf Of pete shorthose
> Sent: 01 February 2009 14:40
> To: linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
> Subject: [LAU] Phonic Helix Board 12 FireWire MKII
> compatibility(linux/ffado)
> Hi
> I'm thinking of picking up a Phonic Helix Board 12 FireWire MKII
> (soundcard mixer combo)
> Has anyone used this on linux with ffado and jack succesfully?
> If so, are there any limitations on linux and what sort of performance
> did you see?
> (latency vs load)
> (the ffado site lists it as "reported to work" but no specifics and
> it's not listed as supported)

I think the ffado.org "reported to work" was mine. I didn't do any
serious testing of this. I built ffado (pre-rc), plugged it in and
checked I could get signals into and through Jack and back out to the
soundcard - it all seemed to work but the mixer belongs to my workplace
so I couldn't do much more than that. Although it's 10 channels out to
the DAW, it's only 2 channels back to the soundcard so a bit restricted
if you want to monitor anything other than the complete mix.


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