[ardour-users] Advice for RME Hammerfall DSP Cardbus Card

Timm Helbig Timm.Helbig at thjo.de
Mon Oct 25 09:06:44 PDT 2004

Hi Derek,

thanks for the tip. I'm lucky! My laptop is listed as suitable.


Am Montag, 25. Oktober 2004 14:49 schrieben Sie:
> Hi Timm,
> I use my HDSP Cardbus just about every day on an Asus laptop, and
> have been doing so for almost two years now. Despite some initial
> difficulties in getting it running, which resolved themselves when
> I changed from RedHat to Debian, then Gentoo, I must say that it
> performs quite well. Only problem I have is that if I use the MIDI
> in, and I have merged a few different MIDI instruments together
> before it gets to the HDSP, the MIDI stream can cause audio
> interruptions [verified in PD, not neccessarily in other programs].
> I think this is related to using a completely *unrecommended*
> cardbus controller from Ricoh in my laptop. Check the hardware
> recommendations on the RME-Audio page against the spec of your own
> machine. I know that Ricoh is not recommeded, and neither are O2
> controllers IIRC. Also read their section on shared memory graphics
> cards, which can also cause audio dropouts.
> good luck,
> d.
> Timm Helbig wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > maybe this is the wrong list. If so, please tell me.
> >
> > Currently I'm looking for a mobile recording solution. The laptop
> > is a Compaq Presario 1800 with a 800 Mhz CPU and 192 MB Memory.
> > This will be used only for recording.
> >
> > My question now is: Are there any lacks in support with the RME
> > Cardbus Card? I noticed messages about general problems with
> > registers earlier this year, but these seems to be fixed. I
> > looked the ardour mailing lists, but couldn't find some issues.
> >
> > Does anyone have some experience with this card? I just want to
> > be sure before buying. To use the OS from Redmond is not an
> > option ;)

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