Getting M-Audio Delta 66 working

DennisMail at DennisMail at
Thu Mar 12 17:43:51 GMT 2009

Hi all,

> Personally, i wouldn't send back your card. The M-audio hardware has
> stable
> and reliable drivers (modules) in linux, and there's plenty of users who
> have much success with them, me included. (Mine's a Delta 44, but the
> Ice1712 module is still the same)

So sounds good... I keep on hoping, but right now, I am close to give up...
> The fact you're getting a signal in Envy24 is a good sign. So follow the
> signal. Up to Envy24, you have success, as the meters show. Daniel quite
> rightly suggested you check your ADCs and DACs. Do so, and put them up to
> a
> reasonable level. Next, if you're getting a signal in the digital mixer
> strip, that's good too, it means the signal is getting that far.
> In the patchbay/router tab of Envy 24, make sure you have ticked:
> PCM Out 1, PCM Out 2, etc..

I checked this, all options on the top are activated.
> And in the Analog Volume tab, lift the levels to something reasonable that
> won't be too soft to hear, or conversly, frighten the neighbours. 90 would
> probably do here to begin with.
> Try your sound again.

I did this, too...
> If successful, excellent.

No, unfortunately, not. Here a few questions: What are your settings in the system setup (where you can select standard devices for playback of sound, videos etc)?

Additionally, I tried to  use alsamixer, but no matter what I did - no output.

> So to a test app. Audacity is't a good choice.

What I did is to play the mp3-file with  both mpg123 and mpg123-alsa. No sound... :(

> If you're on UBStudio (and i assume this from the list heading), then i
> suggest you download through synpatic, a simple synth to test with. When i
> first started figuring out how to use Linux Audio, i used an app call
> Hexter. It's a simple DX7 emulator, and possesses single audio out and
> midi
> in, and importantly, gives you an immediate response, be it success or
> temporary failure, because it's a synth, and doesn't require extra sound
> libraries or soundfonts.

Well, I guess if I don't even get an mp3 file to play, I shouldn't start with any recording or playback software delivered with ubuntu studio...
> So how do you hook your midi keyboard into Hexter?

Not at all - because I do not own a midi keyboard till now. I only want to record my bass guitar. And, btw, I don't get any signal on the inputs as well shown in envy
> At kernel level, you'll find Alsa, and your ice1712 module is inserted
> there.

 $ lsmod | grep 1712
snd_ice1712            74336  2 
snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx      5888  1 snd_ice1712
snd_ak4xxx_adda        10880  2 snd_ice1712,snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx
snd_cs8427             11904  1 snd_ice1712
snd_ac97_codec        123992  1 snd_ice1712
snd_pcm                93320  4 snd_ice1712,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_i2c                 7936  2 snd_ice1712,snd_cs8427
snd_mpu401_uart        11392  1 snd_ice1712
snd                    71880  26 snd_rtctimer,snd_ice1712,snd_ak4xxx_adda,snd_cs8427,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,snd_pcm_oss,snd_hwdep,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_i2c,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

So I guess this sould work?!?

> But a level above that is the mighty Jack, a powerful 'Hub' that enables
> you
> have several apps, or 'clients' working together at the same time. Jack
> intereacts with Alsa using a 'backend', which is the software sound device
> of your choice, be it Alsa, oss, Ffado, Freebob, or dummy.
> So the next step is to install, from Synaptic, Jackd, and Qjackctl. This
> will give you not only the Jack Hub, or Server, as it's called, but a user
> interface in the form of Qjackctl (Also known as Jack Control).

Well, jack comes afterwards. If I don't get any output right now, I won be successful with jack in any way, or? That's why I believe we first have to get sound output working at all and then go to jack - or am I wrong?
> p.s. Setting up audio/midi in linux in general isn't as difficult as it
> looks. It's just different, and requires a little thought and patience on
> the part of the user.
> And we've all been where you are now. :)

I really want to believe you - but if you see that all people owning the same soundcard as you do and they do get output through speakers while I don't... Well, I beginn to get crazy a little bit now.

But perhaps we find the cause? I really hope so.

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