Making Studio work with more than one DE

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu May 23 11:14:21 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 12:54 +0200, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> Am 23.05.2013 12:47, schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
> > On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 12:19 +0200, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> >> Some of the greatest recordings of the last 20 years where recorded
> >> onto analogue tape, some on 4-track machines, some even on 2-track.
> >>
> >> All much less than a Linux-computer with a Hammerfall running  Ardour.
> > 
> > My 4-Track was much better, than my current Hammerfall Linux machine
> > is :(. I hope this will change in the near future.
> You cannot even record 4 discrete tracks with your Hammerfall with more
> than 14bit? Sad thing indeed....
> ;-)

I can do this, but ...

- with huge latency
- always the risk to get audible xruns (at least more often than I got
  audible drop outs for the 4-track)
- sync between MIDI equipment and audio recordings can't compare to
  sync by SMPTE (Atari ST) or even click (C64).

Qtractor for example even is very coarse regarding to latency
compensation for the audio recordings.

And FWIW I still only can use 2 of the 8 ADAT channels. Yesterday I
tested all 8 ADAT IOs on Windows again. I know how to use TotalMix. The
8 ADAT channels aren't available for Linux. I only can use the 2 analog
IOs and 2 ADAT IOs.

It's said that I'm an annoying idiot, this should be untrue, I'm a
liar ... blabla ... but this is what happens here. Nobody who dissed me
is willing to send me a mixer file that does work with the 8 ADAT
channels on their machines, when using the same card ;). Isn't this

However, I'll take a look again, if I make something wrong with TotalMix
for Linux, since the last two years I own the card. I installed Windows
some days ago and already was able, within seconds, to use TotalMix
Windows. The two versions are different! So it might be, that I'm doing
something wrong.

I should stop mailing now, make my office work and then test the card,
at least if the sample frequencies will work using the hint I got

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