[linux-audio-user] JACK of Two Cards

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Tue Jun 29 23:23:41 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 17:45, Jos Laake wrote:
> Russell Hanaghan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 15:35, Jos Laake wrote:
> >>Russell Hanaghan wrote:
> >>
> >>>>I have asked, just as you too are asking for a "dream come true!" Cheapo
> >>>>cards for multiple IO's...
> >>>>
> >>>>But alas...this is not to be!  You can get both cards working in tandem
> >>>>(of sorts) with the right ".asoundrc" file
> >>
> >>Okay, this is what I need!  Can somebody (Russell?) please post the
> >>.asoundrc that makes this actually work?  I've tried various bits for
> >>".asoundrc" that I've found here and there online and I can't get
> >>'qjackctl' to see the device, nor can I get 'jackd' to start manually
> >>with the composite device.
> > 
> > Hmmm...I have approx. 2.314 brain cells left and they don't communicate
> > with each other anymore! :)  From recollection, I thought I just used
> > the "multi" option in Qjackctl and set jack for 4 in's and 4 outs.
> I'm not familiar with a "multi" option in 'qjackctl'.  Can't find it on
> any of the tabs in the setup screen.  I tried 4 ins/outs but then
> 'qjackctl' sez: 'can't connect as jack client'.

Go to the "Setup" screen in Qjackctl. Under the "Interface" box,
highlight the existing entry, be it HW:0 or "default" or whatever. Type
"multi" in its place and hit ok. Then try it...

The other was "ttable" which may have worked but I don't remember. Same
procedure, just highlite the entry present and type the new one in.
> >>>>but they will not stay in
> >>>>sync. I had 2 identical SBlive 5.1's and prayed constantly and fervently
> >>>>to the great God of ALSA whom betrothed to us the .asoundrc miracle. For
> >>>>40 days and 40 nights I fasted...but the "fuzzy wuzzies" in one or the
> >>>>other card were NOT to be cast out. I was angry...then repentent. 
> >>
> >>Again, I'm not concerned with sync.  I'm interested in *routing*.
> > 
> > 
> > I wasn't all that concerned with sync either...I was using it as a live
> > RT fx processing system. I did have a problem with the distortion
> > produced by the sync issue.
> Hmmm... I'd have to hear it to see if it was too much for what I'm
> doing.  I mean, really, this is just meant as a composing assistant.
> ~Jos~

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