[PlanetCCRMA] Audigy 2 ZS Platinum problems?

Mark A. Haidekker haidekkerm@missouri.edu
Sun Dec 31 15:20:05 2006

Hi all:

Apologies for posting this again. I think I posted it too soon after signing 
up, so it may have slipped through the cracks:

System: Dual Athlon MP on a Asus board. NVIDIA graphics, Audigy 2 ZS Platinum 
soundcard (this is where I suspect the problem). Running 
2.6.12-0.21.rdt.rhfc4.ccrmasmp #1 SMP with emu10k1, ALSA, Jack. 

Using asfxload to load soundfonts:

(a)sfxload -v -b 0 /path/to/soundfonts/PC51f.sf2

PROBLEM 1: The hardware wavetable synth does not recognize the reverb and 
chorus controllers. It _does_ recognize velocity, pitch bend, modulation, 
though. No difference between asfxload and sfxload. Even aweset does not seem 
to do anything, altough aweset completes without errors. Other than this 
problem, I can play nicely with Rosegarden. Without reverb, it's just a bit 

I am also trying to get another soundfont into Bank 1:

(a)sfxload -v -b 1 /path/to/soundfonts/some.other.sf2

asfxload -M shows reduced memory. I have created a second bank in Rosegarden 
for the General Midi device.

PROBLEM 2: I can select the bank/instrument in Rosegarden but get the 
instruments from bank 0. It appears as if the card or driver does not 
recognize the bank parameter. And Rosegarden seems to get confused about 
whether to offer "program" or "bank" options.

It appears to me that both problems are related, likely that some ioctl codes 
or controller codes are not recognized or different between the SB Live! and 
the Audigy series.

Any help appreciated.
Mark Haidekker