[PlanetCCRMA] RME digi9636 control problem

Frank smith hg@web-links.net
Thu Jun 2 16:15:02 2005

Hi Mark and Fernando
The thing is it actually works (just don't mess with settings up to 96K
to see what happens!,  jack complains and quits!)

I'll be doing some testing re sounds very soon in Ardour and cakewalk on
win XP to see if I can hear a difference in recording at 48k 24bit.

I'm convinced in the few tests I have done that the Linux subsystem
records better, but maybe that is wishful thinking, time and 2 wav files
on a server will tell!!

Thanks for your help


On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 14:24 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On 02 Jun 2005 13:24:47 -0700, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
> <nando@ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 06:09, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > > Frank,
> > >    hdspmixer works with the HDSP cards (digiface, mulitface, hdsp 9652
> > > - I own one) but it does not, unfortunately, work with the older
> > > Hammerfall cards. (digi9636 - I own one, digi9652)
> > 
> > Mark, now the question would be, how do you control those old cards? Not
> > possible? How about good'ol command line tools like amixer? Do they do
> > anything useful with those cards?
> > 
> > -- Fernando
> Fernando,
>    When I had the card in a Linux box I wasn't smart enough to figure
> that out. Today I'd guess it's either an amixer command or possibly
> 'you can't and you have to do it in your application' As for mine it's
> now used in a Windows box with GigaStudio so I cannot test that. I'll
> bet Steve Harris knows the answer if he's reading. He uses some of
> these unless he's updated hardware.
>    I'd really love to see someone do some work on hdspmixer to maybe
> handle this but as soon as you open that can of worms it will bite
> you. The HDSP cards calculate the VU meters in hardware. The digi
> cards don't do any of that so it would be very tempting to start doing
> that in software and probably overwhelm the machine.
> Cheers,
> Mark
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