Help with M-Audio Delta 66 and ALSA

Gustin Johnson gustin at
Fri Aug 14 23:57:25 BST 2009

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Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> 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
> it.
It might be a driver issue with your particular kernel or alsa.  It may
be worth getting a newer kernel (I personally use the latest
kernel that has a corresponding rt patch) or a newer version of alsa (I
would recommend the kernel first).

> 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.
No idea since I don't use Gentoo.  I can say that I have had good
experiences with Ubuntu Studio and even better experiences with
64Studio.  I have a  Ubuntu Studio Jaunty (9.04) and a 64Studio 3.0
beta, and both have much newer versions of the kernel as well as well
apps like ardour.

Good luck,
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