[PlanetCCRMA] help with new soundcard

Linux Media linuxmedia4 at netscape.net
Mon Jun 1 17:34:06 PDT 2009

Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
> Following good advice on this list I was able to get a new firewire card 
> to work (Focusrite, Saffire LE). It works fins for playback with both snd 
> and pd, but when I try to handle inputs as well as output I get clicks and 
> drops.
> I'm using jack set to 2 inputs/6 outputs, frames/period 512, 4800 sample 
> rate, 4 perios/buffer; and I'm connecting through a card 
> with TI chipset (or so it claims). Anyone knows of a simple place to look 
> for fixing this? (I tried reducing to 1 channel input and didn't notice 
> any difference).
> It is possible that the problem is Pd, since it's the only app I used for
> inputs (I don't get any errors/warnings in jack). Is there a simple way of 
> testing simultanous input+outputs that's quick to set (i.e. not ardour; I 
> should learn ardour now that I have jack running, but I am desperately 
> hoping to get this to work for a performance next week, so no time to 
> figure out additional new complex things).
> thanks for your collective help so far,
> Oded

This seems kind of obvious, but did you try simply connecting the input 
from whatever channel you're coming in from directly to jack outs (in 
jack's connection window)? This will eliminate any software in the 
middle that can be causing problems.


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