[Ardour-Users] apogee duet with ardour

Zoran Spasojevic nature at timeprints.com
Fri Jul 9 15:24:04 PDT 2010

  Thanks very much for all the replies.
It works now.

On 07/09/2010 08:26 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Use JackPilot to start Jack as detailed here...
> http://en.flossmanuals.net/Ardour/StartJackOSX
> However what is not shown there is a relatively new checkbox for HOG 
> mode.  Make sure your Apogee mixer is set up how you want it before 
> starting Jack, and make sure Jack is set to use HOG mode and start 
> it.  I use my Duet often like this.
> For reference a little snippet on the downsides and workarounds of 
> needing to use HOG mode with the Duet I typed up some time ago for 
> another user...
> ---------------------------
> Ok explanations...  Apogee's Maestro Software tries to keep control of
> the hardware.  Jack however likes to be the sole thing in control of
> your hardware...
> So when Maestro steals control from Jack, Jack can act a little
> strange, especially if Maestro does something like changes the sample
> rate of the hardware(Usually only common if another coreaudio program
> tries to access it).
> As a result HOG mode was enabled in Jack.  This by the way is the same
> thing that Logic uses when dealing with the Apogee devices I heard.
> HOG mode means that nothing else is allowed access to the hardware
> except Jack.  Logic uses this similarly, but since you can control the
> hardware from Logic without Maestro, there is no issue.
> Jack however doesn't have any control of the DSP Mixer(What Maestro
> provides access to) in Apogee Hardware, it uses whatever is already
> there.  So your mixes you need to start before enabling Jack in HOG mode.
> The exception to this is that if you have the ability on the Apogee
> hardware itself to change the mix(For instance change preamp gain)
> this still works fine from my experience, and has been what I have
> been doing with my Duet which allows me to get my voice overs and
> other recordings done on it.
> ---------------------------
>       Seablade
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Zoran Spasojevic 
> <nature at timeprints.com <mailto:nature at timeprints.com>> wrote:
>      I just got an apogee duet.
>     I was hoping to use ardour on macbook pro to record with the duet.
>     It does not seem to work.
>     Is there a way to connect ardour and apogee duet to record music?
>     Thanks in advance,
>     Zoran
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