[ardour-users] Help - planning

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 17:55:32 PST 2005

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 19:32:48 -0600, Jack O'Quin <joq at io.com> wrote:
> Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> writes:
> > I would also point out that since the RME cards are locked into a
> > periods/buffer =2 it would seem important to me to be sure that the
> > 1010 also works at that rate. I am fairly sure  that you cannot run
> > the 1010 and the HDSP using different Jack parameters.
> The Delta 1010 handles -n2 just fine.
> > However, when you get through all of this is seems to me that you'd be
> > as well off, if not better off, to consider an external A/D and just
> > use the HDSP's ADAT in's as well. I'm sure giving up the 1010 after
> > such great results would be a tough desicion though
> I must be missing something here.  Why not track everything using the
> Ramsa's converters and feed it all to ardour through an RME card?

If I had know the Ramsa had converters (more than fairly obvious - my
bad) then I would have said the same thing. to me this makes the most
> That gives 26 channels in and 26 out.  I bet the Ramsa converters are
> pretty good.  If you need better, go with Mark's suggested external
> A/D converters.  There are many available in a wide range of price and
> performance.
> If you need more channels, it *may* be possible to gang two or three
> Hammerfalls together with ADAT sync.  (It should work but I doubt many
> have actually tried it.)

It's been done many times under Windows. Again, it should work jsut
fine since hdspconf gives these options for sync sources.

Thanks Jack!

- Mark

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