Susan J. Dridi | 7 Jul 03:59 2013

Sound Card Recommendations

Hi All,

Don't know if anyone is still on this list, but I thought I'd try.

As many here are, I'm running Debian these days. Recently, I have been 
unable to get JACK to work with my Firepod (it used to work fine). The 
messages are cryptic, and after many searches, I'm at a loss. I found 
one post with a similar error message, and the user reported a loose 
cable. That's not my problem.

At this point, I'm giving up on firewire and am looking at sound cards 
that work with Alsa.

So, if anyone is here, do you have any recommendations for a sound card 
that I could use with Debian stable (squeeze), Alsa, and JACK, Ardour, etc.?

The lists I've found are a bit outdated, I thought I might try an 
M-Audio Delta 1010, but they are no longer available. I'd like to go 
shopping soon, but don't want to end up with something else that doesn't 
work with Linux.

Many thanks!

Kristen Eisenberg | 10 Mar 15:06 2012


On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 22:56 +0100, David Adler wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 22:15 +0100, David Adler wrote:
> >> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >> > Oops, is there still a source for jack_snap

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Ralf Mardorf | 18 Feb 12:00 2012

Re: Fwd: Anyone still on these lists?

On Sat, 2012-02-18 at 11:58 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 18:28 -0500, Mike Holstein wrote:
> >
> Perhaps the best choice for everybody who prefer 32-bit architecture. I
> prefer 64-bit. FWIW I also prefer Xfce to LXDE.
> There are tons of other audio distros that IMO are no worth to test. 
> Ubuntu Studio seems to be the less nasty. I hope the next LTS will do it
> for me.
> Regards,
> Ralf

PS: My MIDI jitter free Edubuntu Maverick is i386.
Noel Davies | 17 Feb 04:51 2012

Re: 64studio-devel Digest, Vol 70, Issue 1

I'm still here.
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Quentin Harley | 16 Feb 21:47 2012

Fwd: Anyone still on these lists?

Hello to all historical 64 studio users

After a very long time of waiting, eventually giving up and distro-hopping I decided to give OpenDAW (64studio 4) another go.  I was tired of almost getting what I wanted in terms of audio performance, and my ageing system was not making it any easier for me to get it right.

Would any-one be interested in a small write-up of how I got my fabled 64-studio experience back?


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Daniel James | 3 May 12:29 2011

Re: [Development enquiry] Debian Derivatives

Hi Simon,

> We are about to add 64 Studio to our page of children distros (based on
> Debian):


> It's an opportunity to to introduce you the Debian DEX Project that you
> may be interested in: DEX - improving Debian and its derivatives through
> cross-community teamwork

We're definitely interested in that; we strongly support the aims of Debian.


Ralf Mardorf | 9 Jan 23:14 2011

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@...>
To: David Adler <>
Cc: ubuntu-studio-users <ubuntu-studio-users@...>
Subject: [off-list][LAD] jack_snapshot
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:10:53 +0100

On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 22:56 +0100, David Adler wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 10:28 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 22:15 +0100, David Adler wrote:
> >> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >> > Oops, is there still a source for jack_snapshot, since I can't get
> >> > connected to!
> >> >
> >> Yep, seems to be offline. I've just mailed the author.
> >>
> >> However, it should be kept hosted somewhere for the
> >> future - a very useful little app that, since ages, just works.
> >>
> >> If anyone needs the source, send me a private mail. I still have
> >> one or two spare ones to give away.
> >>
> >>
> >> best,
> >> d
> >
> > :)
> >
> > I guess I've got the source code somewhere in my /usr/src directories
> > (didn't find it now), but it would be nice if you could send me the
> > code ... and if possible the hack to use it with later versions of C
> > ++ ... IIRC there was the need to change something in the source code
> > (perhaps it wasn't C++, but anyway an issue regarding to headers).
> >
> I don't know what it was, probably a new gcc version. Adding
> #include <string.h>
> #include <cstdlib>

IIRC there was the need to add 2 headers ;), perhaps you are right :).

> to the header did it.
> > Please trat this as a privat mail ;) ... I justlike to inform, that the
> > original source code needed a patch for current Linux installs.
> >
> Yes, this is worth informing about, it saves others time.
> > PS: Yes, it's very useful, even if it can be replaced, I wish to be able
> > to use oldish shell scrips (session handlers ;). IIRC I was able to use
> > jack_snapshot as bin from different installs without compiling it for a
> > special install, anyway, I would prefer the source code.
> >
> It's Linux and there are many options for sessions. Apart from
> sufficient command line options to restore a previous state,
> shell scripts luckily don't require applications to implement
> support for them, .
> best,
> d

Phew, I won't check all oldish backups, could you please send me the
source code?



PS: If possible it should be available by ,
hm, perhaps something that should be send to a Linux audio distro ...
I'll give Ubuntu Studio and 64 Studio a try to add it to the
repositories ;p.
Daniel James | 11 Oct 16:10 2010

Campcaster packages for Karmic-based distros

Hi all,

In advance of the ON2 radio conference in Berlin at the end of next
week, there are packages for the Campcaster broadcast automation system,
version 1.4.0-beta4, available in our karmic-backports repository:

These packages will run on 64 Studio 3.3-alpha. There is also a new user
manual available at:


Daniel James | 23 Sep 12:27 2010

Sourcefabric hiring Python developers, Toronto, Canada

Hi all,

Sourcefabric is looking for Python developers for Campcaster, open
source software for managing both broadcast and Internet radio.
Campcaster runs on GNU/Linux. Successful applicants will be helping to
maintain the current version, as well as build the next major version of
this software. Sourcefabric are looking for both junior/mid-level and
senior developer positions, based in Toronto, Canada. For details, see:


Roderick Dornan | 17 Sep 08:13 2010
Picon 2011 multimedia miniconf: call for papers

Continuing the tradition from past conferences, the LCA Multimedia
Miniconf is back at 2011 (LCA2011). 2011 will
be hosted in Brisbane, Australia from 24-29 January 2011 with the
miniconfs being held over the first two days. For more information about
the conference check out
Multimedia encapsulates a wide variety of topics: composition and playpack
of video, audio and music. Submissions are now invited from those
interested in giving presentations or short tutorials at the Multimedia
miniconf on any topic related to opensource multimedia software, such as
the following:
 * exciting new additions to existing software
 * development of new multimedia programs
 * how to set Linux up for multimedia composition, authoring and/or
 * great user experiences with open source multimedia software
 * legal issues surrounding multimedia content and its use with open
   source software
 * descriptions of multimedia workflows: tools used, process followed,
   and so forth
 * upcoming features in low-level infrastructure (JACK, ALSA,
   PulseAudio, etc)
 * any other open source multimedia topic we haven't thought of
It is expected that most of the miniconf presentation slots will be around
20 minutes with question time to follow. We may be able to accommodate
longer 50 minute presentations depending on the number of proposals
offered. In addition, time will be allocated for 5 minute "lightning
talks". Projection facilities will be available. Please note that in
line with guidelines miniconfs cannot receive funding, nor
can they provide travel or accommodation assistance. In general
presenters and attendees at miniconfs must be registered for LCA2011
although miniconf-only registration can be arranged - contact the
multimedia minconf organisers for more information.
To submit a proposal please send the following to lca-mm <at> email-addr-hidden
or one of the organisers by Thursday 6 October 2010 00:00 UT:
 * your name and preferred email address
 * the title of your talk
 * a brief abstract describing what you want to talk about (up to about
   500 words)
 * your preferred presentation length
For more information about the miniconf please refer to the website or contact one of the
organisers (Jonathan Woithe, Silvia Pfeiffer, Roderick Dornan - addresses
are on the website).
  Roderick Dornan
  LCA2011 Multimedia miniconf co-organiser

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Enrico Weigelt | 15 Sep 09:30 2010

Paper: OSS-QM: Normalized sourcecode repositories

Hi folks,

I've written another paper on how the normalized source code
repository and automatic importing (from upstream and distros)


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