ADAT in/out on RME Digi 96/8 PAD
Hi - I'm 95% there with my setup. AMD Sempron 2800+, 1GB RAM, Ubuntu, Ardour, Jack, RME Digi 96/8 PAD. Recording analog in/out is perfect, works a treat.
But (and the problem here is not actually with Ardour, so maybe I'm in the wrong place, but would appreciate a point in the right direction :-)) I want to record 8 channels of simultaneous ADAT using my Behringer ADA8000.
Jack however will only start up with the config input = ADAT, output = ADAT. This in itself is OK, because I can record the simultaneous channels, but it causes high CPU every time I add a track, as many connections are created for each input to each output ... a bit of a mess, with lots of delay errors and a few xruns. I had 60% CPU with 8 tracks open and armed, not even recording!
I need ADAT in, Analog out, where all inputs are routed to the stereo out. But if I try this, Jack doesn't start, and gives the error "Cannot set hardware parameters for playback - cannot load alsa module". I tried experimenting with different settings in qjackctl, to no effect. I can only start up jack successfully with adat in, adat out.
Has anyone seen this before, or have a solution where I can use the rme 96/8 pad adat input/analog output?