[PD] RME hammerfall

derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Fri Apr 15 00:28:54 CEST 2005

I think the main reason PD + ALSA + HDSP doesn't work by itself is that 
the HDSP often needs an additional "plugin layer" to run with ALSA 
anyway. I think this has to do with the 32 bit transfers or something, 
but for example to run with Mplayer, I needed to use this plugin layer 
to get proper sound out (w/ ALSA alone, now I also use Jack for 
MPlayer). I just looked around for a sample config, but I can't find it. 
Needless to say, I also use Jack as the interface between PD and ALSA. 
But this won't work till you have ALSA configured properly.


Jamie Bullock wrote:
> Hi Ti,
> Yes, I run PD and RME Multiface with Jack also. PD/RME doesn't like
> ALSA, but seems to be fine using ALSA's OSS emulation. This might be
> worth a try if you didn't compile PD with --enable-jack.
> It might be worth trawling through the linux-audio-user archives about
> this, as it has come up many times.
> Jamie
> On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 23:14 +0200, julien.breval at tremplin-utc.net wrote:
>>What happens if you try to run "hdsploader" (in a shell, just after booting) ?
>>Normally, the red host error light should switch off.
>>I personaly never managed to use pd directly with the alsa driver on a linux
>>computer with a hdsp. I always run jack before and use the "-jack" flag in the
>>.pdrc file. For getting some output sound, you have to run the hdspmixer (before
>>this, all channels are muted as Derek said).

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