[Ardour-Users] daisychaining firepods?

Andrew Johnston andy at 1300biteme.com
Wed Apr 16 00:28:06 PDT 2008

I'm not sure about the firepod way of doing things, but I do have an RME
HDSP9852 with a Behringer Mixer with Optical Outs (I'm certain the preamps
are the same as in the ADA8000).  I would have to disagree with Arnold about
a noise generator.  I get almost zero noise from my system (zero from the
RME...and probably -70dB of noise with the faders fully up....as in way
above unity gain) - the only obvious difference is the quality of the
sound.  I have a joemeek sixq 1 channel preamp and the difference in sound
quality is defintely noticeable, but not HUGE...and for live performances,
my Berhinger does a more than adequate job.  You also can be certain that
the card is 100 percent supported in linux, and there are no synchronisation
issues to worry about/experiment with.  So if the firepods DO work together
with no hassles and the price is comparable, then I guess it will be
better...but I would hesitate to say WAY better!


On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Arnold Krille <arnold at arnoldarts.de> wrote:

> Am Dienstag, 15. April 2008 schrieb ::surian:::
> > It's possible to use more than one presonus firepod to record with
> ardour
> > 16, or maybe 24 channels (using 3 of then)?
> > If yes, how simple is that to configure? Have anyone tried and saw it
> work?
> > We need to record 24 channels here in brazil..
> As far as ppalmers told me it is simply: plugging them all to the same
> fw-bus... ffado (and freebob) automatically join them for a big device.
> And
> it should be sample synced via the bus-clock. But you can also add a
> spdif-chain and have the second and third sync to the spdif of the
> first...
> > I was thinking of using an rme hdsp 9652+3 behringer ada8000
> > could the firepods be a better choice?
> Behringer mostly means a noise-generator with some added electronics. For
> professional recordings I would not use them.
> And when compared the presonus firepod is _way_ better!
> Arnold
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