[LAU] RME Babyface on Linux

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Wed Aug 2 19:49:11 UTC 2017

On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 03:57:44PM -0500, Brent Busby wrote:

> Thanks very much for the information.  I think I'd like to go ahead and
> get a Babyface Pro then, because I'm used to RME quality.  Does
> controlling your headphone/monitor mix from the hardware ever cause you
> any difficulty in real usage?

I only ever used it to share two mic signals with another sound
engineer during a live recording. And that's why what I wrote is
not entirely correct. 

You can control monitoring of the 4 analog inputs and the
first two ADAT inputs to the 4 analog outputs and the first
two ADAT outputs.

BUT THERE IS NO PANNING AT ALL. Odd numbered inputs can go
to odd numbered outputs only, same for even numbered. 
No problem in my use case, actually just what I needed,
so I didn't notice then.

I got confused by reading the manual, which says:

  "Use SELECT to choose between left, right or both channels."

which I interpreted as L,C,R. Actually this selects which
of a pair of *inputs* are controlled.

But if you want pure quality, it's a great interface.



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