[LAU] M-Audio Fast Track Pro: unreliable, distorted recording

Ketil Thorgersen ketil.thorgersen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 22:27:45 CEST 2018

Den 2018-08-02 20:32, skrev Felix Homann:
> This is kind of a funny coincidence. Back in 2010 I needed a mixer I 
> could easily remotely control and started to build a setup with a 
> laptop and an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R (FTU8R). I soon found out 
> that the FTU8R wasn't exactly working under Linux, though, so I 
> started digging into it, got people with more knowledge into it 
> (Daniel Mack) and when finally Aurelein Leblond donated a FTU for 
> development to Daniel we finally got support for these an similar 
> devices in Linux. (I just did the mixer controls).
> I switched to a Berhigner XR18 as son as they were available: It was 
> all I ever wanted in a singel box. Switched to the Midas MR18 last 
> year. It works perfectly for my needs, I get much better latency 
> without XRuns than I ever did with the FTU8R.
> This being said, just *today* I resurrected my FTU8R after almost 4 
> years for the first time for a new project. Mine works fine.
> Most of the times when the FTU8R sound really ugly it's either
> a) Some FX that have not been muted.
> b) interference of the direct output with the signal through the computer.
> Check your mixer settings either with alsamixer or FTU-Mixer:
> https://github.com/JonasSC/FTU-Mixer .
> If FTU-Mixer crashes, like it did for me on Fedora 28, try my fixed 
> (?) version of it:
> https://github.com/showlabor/FTU-Mixer

Wow! Thanks!

Too late now but I will try this tomorrow. Great feedback (even if I am 
now very tempted to buy the Midas!)

All the best!


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