[LAU] OT: external sound for linux card advice

Bernardo Barros bernardobarros2 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 18:19:11 UTC 2010

Really? Jack can mute with xruns on firewire?
I have an Edirol PCR-1 but I couldn't get it running on my linux box. damn!

2010/9/4 Jeremy Jongepier <jeremy at autostatic.com>:
> On 09/04/2010 05:06 PM, Bernardo Barros wrote:
>> FireWire for Laptop (thinkpad). At least 4 output channels, 8 is
>> better with a very decent audio quality. :-)
>> Possible to have this hardware robust and trustful to perform live?
> Hello Bernardo,
> Then maybe a Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 might be an option, don't know how
> many output channels that one has, I think it has 8. I'm testing its bigger
> brother, the 40, and so far it performs well. But then we're talking about a
> quadcore CPU with hyperthreading on a desktop machine. Don't know how it
> will perform on a notebook.
> When it comes to using it live, don't know, the 'problem' with FireWire
> devices and JACK (at least JACK1, don't know about JACK2) is that if you run
> into xruns those could take JACK down completely resulting in a mute
> machine. I have the feeling this happens less with USB, USB just keeps
> going. So for live performances maybe an USB sound card might be a better
> option.
> Best,
> Jeremy

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