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

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Sep 5 05:13:11 PDT 2004

Check out the tuning info at Planet CCRMA


There's also some on my site - 



On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 03:12, Jason Jones wrote:
> 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
> Gnome-light.
> 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 
> performance...?
> 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.
> --Jason
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