General interest in Firewire audio + wordclock experiences + BCF
I'll try to keep it short. (really!)
For any digital audio workstation, I don't know what people have found to be a reasonable number of (at least) analog inputs. Have a Delta 1010LT and it is serving me well coupled with a Behringer mixer with 8 direct outs.
However after stumbling over FreeBoB and the FireBox/Pod products and the improvements in portable notebook (CPU) power that usually come with firewire... Questions about others experiences with firewire professional quality sound hardware and Ardour...
1) not sure as to the "clock" source for FreeBoB as the driver exist in user space (makes use of kernel 2.6 raw1394 + libraw1394 + libiec61883 + libavc1394 -- see freebob.sf.net)
2) not sure if this is easier to sync (wordclock) two (or more) devices rather than wordclock and some 'un-natural' alsa configuration for multiple professional cards.
3) anybody have direct experience with this
misc) Anybody with Ardour2 (from CVS) and the various control API's (like BCF2000) with good (or bad) stories?
Not sure if this is the best location for these comments/questions -- sorry if there is better location! If not perhaps an additional community section for "general open questions"...