RME HDSP 9652 and playback on another card?
I'm the happy new owner of a RME HDSP 9652 that, together with a linux peecee, I figured would replace my trusty old Silicon Graphics Octane. The Octane has been great and really quite simple enough for transferring audio DATs to the computer, but unfortunately the lack of decent multitrack software has left the ADAT interface in it largely useless, and I don't get the impression anybody's interested in porting either JACK or Ardour to IRIX. :-) (And it weighs 35 kg and sounds like a jet plane too.)
I've got CentOS 5 supplemented by Planet CCRMA in this box and all seems to be well in the software department.
I can get JACK going in a rudimentary way that at least allows me to record stuff through the RME in Ardour, but monitoring while recording is a bit of a problem since the only obvious way to do it is feeding the RME ins to the RME outs, the RME doesn't have any analog outs, and while I *could*, I suppose, connect the Ardour outputs to a pair of channels on one of the ADAT connectors on the RME and connect that to an eight channel A/D / D/A box I have, and from there to a mixer and eventually on to headphones, it would just seem slightly more straightforward to use the on-board soundcard in the PC for monitoring. Am I totally off base here?