Distro: RemixOS 11.05
DAW: Ardour as Mixbus
Hardware: Native instruments Kore 1 Controller
I've spent the last couple of days of free time trying to get JACK to play nice with my Kore 1 Controller interface -
this is the original Kore Controller with the built-in audio card - and any pointers with JACK configuration would be greatly appreciated.
Nothing that I've found via Google ever actually tells me, how to set JACK up for the four-channel output - until I read the Ardour manual (yes, desperation had set in...)
The Ardour manual comes closest to 'speaking to the impatient layman' in terms of JACK setup, which is why I'm asking for assistance from this forum :)
I've come to the conclusion that my lack of understanding of JACK is the issue because:
I've searched this forum and the "edit the channels in the master system output configuration" trick only shows me two channels in Mixbus, When I run the same PC and the same outboard soundcard with Mixbus under OSX, I have the four channels available
I have a choice of either hw:2 (1 & 2 out) or hw:2,0 (3 & 4 out) and I can't see how I can can pick just Kore Controller, although I did read somewhere that I can set JACK up to read the entire device by teling it to use hw:Kore Controller but it looks like it's via the CLI or a script, and there doesn't seem to be any option to do the same through JACK's configuration GUI... (maybe if I knew how to do this, it'd go somewhere in the Options tab of the JACk config GUI???)
I can select either the the first two outputs (in OSX these are 1 and 2 - to monitors) or the second two outputs (in OSX these are 3 and 4 - headphone socket), exclusively, but can only route Audacious and Audacity through to the headphone socket with JACK running that exclusive configuration. This proves to some extent that the issue isn't with the driver module for the card.
if I leave the JACK setup that I created for the headphones as 'currently selected' then stop and quit JACK, when the two audio programs mentioned in the last point start, they automatically default back to outputs 1 & 2<
Mixbus works exactly as described in the last point except if I run the server to try and start it like I did Audacious and Audacity, Mixbus complains about JACK not being available (kind of a no-brainer, really :) )
So I guess now all I can say is... can anybody help, please?
As a post-script the RemixOS is primarily designed to run Reaper under wineASIO with low-latency but I have the same limited output channel issue in that app as well and that issue too comes back to JACK's setup.