[ardour-users] New User / Problems.....

Jason Jones j at poeticintensity.com
Sun Sep 5 01:12:44 PDT 2004

I'm a newbie to ardour, but have been using Linux for about 1.5 years.
I've got a new ardour system (using the latest version) and it works 
perfectly.  I'm using it right now with the following system:

AMD 2500+ Barton
512 M 333MHZ DDR RAM
80gig Western Digital 7200RPM HD
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard
NVIDIA Geforce 4MX 8X video.
NVIDIA Geforce 4MX PCI video (dual monitors using xinerama)
M-Audio Delta 1010LT audio

Gentoo Linux - kernel
Nothing is installed but the base system and enough packages to get 
ardour, muse and qjackctl to run.

I'm recording a band I'm with and using this computer to do the recording.
I'm getting about 2 xruns per every 5 minute recording.  I'm at 1024 
Periods, 2 Frames at 96000K.  Getting around 23ms latency.

Of course, on a professional recording, *any* xruns is unacceptable.

I'm just wondering what I need to do to tune my system for better 

Also...  Just out of curiosity, I've recorded 20 tracks of audio, and am 
now getting "disk stream underrun" errors while playing back.  I'm 
assuming this could be because I don't have enough RAM?  Or is it a disk 
error of some sort?  Is getting it to play 20 tracks (about 4 minutes 
long) a good reason to have these errors?

I've never used ardour before, so...  I'm kind of just fishing around to 
see if these results are normal.. 

Thanks for any info provided...  If you need more info on my system, 
please ask.  I've really got to learn this stuff fast, and get rid of 
these xruns while keeping latency manageable.


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