[PlanetCCRMA] Audiophile 2496 and others - pro quality impossible

Peter Lutek plutek@infinity.net
Thu Nov 17 10:40:02 2005

Mark Knecht wrote:

>On 11/17/05, mArukqs <marukas@hardcore.lt> wrote:
>>Fighting with xruns at 96000 Hz for 3 days :/ Downgraded to FC3 (fresh
>>install), removed all the cards (left only AGP videocard and M-Audio
>>Audiophile 2496), 1000 times tried various BIOS settings, even tried to
>>plug out IDE cables from  CD - I still have xruns at 96kHz (I cant imagine
>>sample rate 192kHz on my Athlon 3000+, 1GB RAM >:/ ), tried 3 different
>>kernels from CCRMA. I suggest to avoid M-Audio cards if you want pro
>>quality (96kHz 24bit and more) recording and I wonder why they are stated
>>as recommended on ardour.org. I wonder if anyone here works with
>>proquality sample formats here.
>I've run 96KHz successfully on my Athlon XP 1600+ using the Hammerfall
>cards. They are good cards. I've only done 96K playback though as I
>don't own any 96K A/Ds.
>That said I cannot do any of that without properly setting up
>priorities for the sound card and Jack. How are you setting these up?
my setup here is a stock FC3 CCRMA install on an acer travelmate 
4002WLMi with 1Gb RAM and 7200rpm HD. with my RME multiface, i can 
record 14 channels at 96k without trouble using ecasound, and with only 
occasional trouble using ardour. ardour only complains when i'm 
recording very long chunks (on the order of an hour or so), and only 
when i stop transport -- the audio is ok, but it gets overloaded writing 
all the peak data.

i've not messed with priorities at all.... i just let fernando do his 
thing, and it seems to work fine for me!