[PlanetCCRMA] Re: m-audio fast track ultra (usb) - advice needed
ian.mulvihill at computer.org
Wed Mar 19 16:42:32 2008
On Fri, 2008-03-07 at 15:38 +0000, Ian M wrote:
> ----- Original message -----
> Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?
> Just received an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB interface. It's
> recognised when inserted, snd_usb_audio loaded, and Qjackctl sees it.
> But if I try to start jackd it fails.
> # cat /proc/asound/cards
> 0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
> Intel ICH6 with AD1981B at irq 21
> 1 [Modem ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel ICH6 Modem
> Intel ICH6 Modem at irq 19
> 2 [Ultra ]: USB-Audio - Fast Track Ultra
> M-Audio Fast Track Ultra at usb-0000:00:1d.7-1,
> high speed
> # /usr/bin/jackd -R -dalsa -dhw:2
> jackd 0.103.0
> Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
> jackd comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
> JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
> loading driver ..
> SSE2 detected
> creating alsa driver ...
> control device hw:2
> ALSA: Cannot open PCM device alsa_pcm for playback. Falling back to
> capture-only mode
> cannot load driver module alsa
> no message buffer overruns
> Jack starts fine with the onboard ones.
> I've not used a USB interface before. Is there something else I need to
> do? Do I need a specific driver?
> Any advice greatly appreciated.
> An update on this: M-Audio have just told me that the Fast Track Ultra
> uses a different chipset to the other Fast Tracks (though they couldn't
> say what it was). Has anyone had any luck with one of these yet?
> Thanks again,
Thanks v.much to those who replied with details of how others in the
Fast Track range work with the generic USB audio class driver at
Unfortunately none of this seemed to work with our Fast Track Ultra.
Managed to borrow a Mac for the gig, so all not lost. But will keep
eyes open for a few weeks for any news about it, so please post any
success stories, otherwise then e-bay for this one I'm afraid.