[linux-audio-user] RME finally does Firewire...

Mark Knecht mknecht at controlnet.com
Mon Jul 26 12:41:27 EDT 2004


Robert Jonsson wrote:
> On Monday 26 July 2004 17.16, Mark Knecht wrote:
> 
>>Maybe this is old news that I missed, but it looks like RME is doing it
>>right. 56 channel unit. 24-bit, 192KHz, 4 mic pre's, 2 ADAT, S800 1394b
>>with 1394 hub.
>>
>>http://www.rme-audio.com/english/firewire/ff800.htm
> 
> 
> Looks really shiny, must be brand new. 

$1799 list. Probably about $1400 street once the shineyness wears off 
just a bit. (It always takes that amount of time before there's Linux 
support anyway...)

> 
> 
>>This would make a really nice using for someone to build a remote
>>recording around.
> 
> 
> Ohh yes :) 
> 
>>Too bad that there isn't more going on with 1394-based audio under
>>Linux. This unit and Ardour would be fun...
> 
> 
> What happened to the get together with Yamaha that was going to happen some 
> time this summer? Has it occured, did I dream it?
> 
> I wonder if RME, being rather Linux friendly, have something to add to the 
> overall support level.
> 

That's a good question. Maybe I should check out what the RME forums are 
saying about it and see what RME themselves is doing. this will be the 
typical chicken & egg problem. No support since no one owns one. No one 
buys one since there's no support. Too bad. Looks like a great box for 
an Ardour user.

- Mark


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