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From: Jonathan Woithe <jwoithe@ju...> - 2013-10-01 13:13:35
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On Tue, Oct 01, 2013 at 02:01:59PM +0300, Janne Tamminen wrote:
> what is the status of RME fireface 400 or 800 with ffado; what works and
> what does not work?
The short answer: most things work and are supported.
The slightly longer answer: the following features are currently not
implemented in FFADO, although they are planned at some point.
* MIDI input and output
* TCO control (applies to FF800 only, if fitted)
There are probably a few other small things around the place which are not
quite there, but for the most part the rest of the interface features should
work with FFADO.
Some firewire host controllers can be problematic with audio interfaces
generally (not just under Linux). As a starting point you might like to
check out the information on
In general we've had little trouble with LSI/Agere and TI chipsets. Others
can work under certain circumstances - check out the above page for the
In passing I'll note that we have recently become aware of an issue with the
Fireface driver when running on certain systems. It looks like it's due to
a combination of hardware, software versions and the C compiler used to
compile that software. This is not related to support of the hardware
though. One of the frustrating things for me is that to date I have not
been able to reproduce the problem on my development machine; for me both
the FF400 and FF800 work just fine.
I hope this helps. If you have further questions please ask!