Help with M-Audio Delta 66 and ALSA

Lindsay Haisley fmouse at
Fri Aug 14 21:45:34 BST 2009

On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 23:28 +0300, Asmo Koskinen wrote:
> Asmo Koskinen kirjoitti:
> > I'm really sorry - can't help, because I do not have any real digital 
> > device to put in Delta 66/Audacity...
> Well, it seems to work:

This looks promising.  I'll look further at it.  Thanks.

> 64Studio 3.0 Beta 3 = Ubuntu 8.04 with stuff by 64Studio (another 
> kernel, ffado etc).
> Maybe you really should find some time to learn jackd/qjackctl/Ardour2 - 
> it is not that hard...

Yes, I probably need to allocate some time for it, but that's not
today's job, nor next week's job.  I just wanted to copy some audio at
the best possible quality without losing my Marantz EDL marks.  I
condensed the songs using EDL marks from a 5 hour rehearsal down into 2
hours of pure music for practice and wanted to reproduce this work
(which took me quite a while) digitally.  In the short run, the small
loss of quality imposed by the D->A->D conversion isn't worth the extra
time it would take to re-edit the bare MP3 file on the recorder using
Audacity.  It's just a practice session, not a production recording!
But it's the principle of the thing.  I want to be able in the future to
pull the S/PDIF stream from the recorder to the computer and work with

I actually _do_ have ardour (v0.9_beta28) on the box but haven't used
it.  It looks quite nice.  For some reason there doesn't seem to be a
current version of ardour in the portage tree in Gentoo anymore.  Maybe
I need the professional audio portage overlay for Gentoo.

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