[LAU] Audio Interface for live Processing

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Sun Jan 27 17:06:23 UTC 2013

On Sun, 27 Jan 2013 08:56:08 -0800
"Len Ovens" <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
> On Sun, January 27, 2013 8:05 am, Saul Rayson wrote:
> > I was not aware that Firewire interfaces would be software specific, I
> > assumed that if it connected with jack then any jack compliant software
> > would work?
> If you can see it in Jack it is fine. I was just aware that the chipset in
> the computer side of the FW interface matters. Once jack has the i/o the
> software doesn't care.

Very true, FW interfaces based on a Ricoh controller tend to be 
more problematic than those based on a Texas Instrument controller.

I recently got an Alesis Multimix16 which has a Firewire interface.  It
is stable as a rock on my studio desktop which has a TI controller, but
to get it to work on my laptop with a Ricoh controller, I had to make every
performance tweak known to man, turn off all the networking and USB ports
and physically turn off the Wifi switch before I could record all 18
channels without xruns.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa

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