Re: voyage-mpd and Ayre QB9
We have had good success with Voyage Linux, the latest Alsa (1.0.23 &
1.0.24) and The Wavelink from Wavelength that uses the same code for the USB
interface. Here is the specific section of MPD (again latest) that we use:
device "hw:1" # optional
mixer_device "hw:1" # optional
mixer_control "PCM" # optional
mixer_index "0" # optional
This bypasses any other setup configs in the system and you may need to
figure out the ID of the usb device, use aplay -l to identify it. This has
worked well with any of the USB devices we have tried, however there are
very few UAC2 devices in the world that do not use Gordon Rankin's code.
Those that do I have been unable to get for testing yet.
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:33:41 +0200
From: Frank L?beck <frank@...>
Subject: Re: [Voyage-linux] Re: voyage-mpd and Ayre QB9
To: Muffinman <news@...>
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On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 11:45:18AM +0000, Muffinman wrote:
> Frank L|beck <frank <at> ...> writes:
> > Dear voyage experts,
> > I'm trying to evaluate a new Ayre QB9 using an Alix 3D3 board with
> > linux. But I don't get started. I first want to get the USB Audio 1.0
> > interface (up to 96/24) running. I'm using this board since quite some
> > to feed a Trends Audio UD10.1 audio interface.
> > Pluging in the QB9 I expected to see "---" in its display, indicating
> > that it waits for input. But after showing the "---" less than a second
> > the display switches to "96", despite no sound is played.
> > I append below the output of some commands. These were on a the Alix
> > the current voyage-mpd 0.7.0 (but it is the same with an older voyage
> > 0.6.2). The UD10.1 works fine with the same setup and the Ayre plugged
> > into a netbook running Win XP also works as expected.
> > Can someone help? Am I overlooking something obvious?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Frank
> Dear all,
> I'm currently facing an identical problem (soundcard, errors etc), though
> Debian 6.0.1 and kernel 2.6.32. I was wondering if the original poster
> his problem and if the experience might benefit my issue.
> Thanks in advance, Maarten
> ps. I hope this message doesn't show up twice in the coming period. I've
> this through gmane.org and yesterday's version hasn't shown up yet.
Hi Maarten, dear all,
The problem is not solved for me. The status is that I got via the German
distributor into contact with Ayre. After I had sent them a lot of
output from various Linux computers they tried themselves to connect a
current QB-9 to an Ubuntu machine - and they confirmed to get the same
result as me. They told me that they want to look into this, but since one
week I didn't get any further response.
Please, also contact your dealer and distributor and maybe also the Ayre
support directly - in the hope that this increases their priority level for
I think this is not a voyage specific problem, I tried various older and
newer Linux versions on various machines, but always the same problem
(the mode switch of the QB-9 in A position, i.e. class 1 up to 96/24,
this I think is expected to work with any of the Linux versions I tried;
the newest kernel/ALSA would only be needed for the class 2 support
up to 192/24).
The sound of the QB-9 is really great, I really want to get it working
with my Alix/Voyage system!
PS: As a temporary workaround I managed to put a Win XP Prof SP2 on my
Alix, headless with tightvncserver. But this is very unstable and
just reboots itself every few hours for no reasons I can see. Anyone
with experience on this?
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