[Ardour-Users] Another newbie Question: Anyone having experiences with following setup: Ardour, Jack, Linux, Lexicon Omega (or other USB1-device) ?

Harry Rüter h.rueter at gmx.net
Mon Feb 13 23:20:45 PST 2017

Hello guys,

thanks to all of you for the helpful responses.

I see my thoughts about latency were not too amateurish :o)

So, I think I'll prepare my setup the proposed way next time I have 
spare time

Best regards


Am 14.02.2017 um 07:16 schrieb Ralf Mardorf:

> On Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:29:35 +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> "Chris Caudle" <chris at chriscaudle.org> writes:
>>> On Mon, February 13, 2017 2:53 pm, Harry Rüter wrote:
>>>> Latency housekeeping/Ardour can you tell more about that ?
>>> You can use tools provided with jack or Ardour to measure the total
>>> delay from output of jack software, through jackd, out through
>>> hardware, back into the hardware input, back through jackd, and to
>>> the jack software. There is an assumption that output path and input
>>> path of the hardware have symmetical delays,
>> This "symmetric delay" assumption is more of an aesthetic thing than of
>> any relevancy.  The important value for multitrack recording is the
>> overall systematic delay of playback+record.  This is the value to be
>> used in compensation, determining the delay of new samples in respect
>> to old samples being replayed.  Just where the physical action is
>> happening between replay and record is irrelevant to Ardour _unless_
>> there is yet another timed path to the artist, like a _flashing_
>> metronome (or you try singing/playing to the time code display).  An
>> _acoustic_ click track does not count: it again fits the overall
>> systematic delay pattern.
> Even if a visual metronome should be displayed with an optimal
> compensation, the audio signal has got priority, so anything we see on
> the screen while playing and/or recording audio, could be completely
> out of sync. A GUI could not be used as director.
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