Alex Tinsley cvtrig at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 04:13:25 UTC 2010

  Might be better to contact PreSonus first and ask them if it's BeBop 
and or FFADO to see if it might work before dropping your hard earned 
money on it.

Also make sure that you do all the firmware updates on the VSR-880's 
from the Roland website so that when you do connect an RPC/R-BUS 
interface up to it, that it will properly see the connection. Older 
firmware will either not see anything or only one port.

Other I/O that work with the R-Bus interface:

Roland RPC-1 PCI Card
Edirol DA-2496 PCI Card
M-Audio Delta R-BUS (this is the Envy24 chip which is already supported 
by ALSA), only thing is you'd have to get two of them and daisy chain 
them to get the 16 channels. Cards would sync via external SPDIF (out of 
one into the other).

Another option would be to get an R-BUS to ADAT converter, Roland made 
these, DIF-AT or DIF-AT24 (little black boxes), look on ebay. Then you 
can go into a sound card or 1394 interface that supports multiple ADAT 
input ports.

On 9/21/2010 7:13 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> On 09/21/2010 07:34 PM, Svend-Erik Kjær Madsen wrote:
>> Hi
>> I just bought a pair of two older Roland VSR-880 to record my band
>> during rehearse , I'm gonna use it with an analog mixer, but I would be
>> pleased to be able to feed Ardour with some of the recordings too, but
>> the only way to do it digital is through the R-bus which is a Roland
>> thing, but i found this device
>> http://www.thomann.de/gb/presonus_vfire.htm and wonder if anyone here
>> succeeded to install the device on Linux ?
>> Maybe I used the wrong keywords but I can't find anything about it on
>> Google.
> if you can find out whether it uses a DICE or BEBOP chip, then there's 
> a chance it might run with ffado.
> i didn't say this, but you can always order the thing, fiddle away for 
> a week and then return it in "as-new" condition with a full refund.
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