Firewire audio + Leopard = ?

A few users have contacted me over the past few months regarding issues when using their Firewire based audio devices with iRecordMusic and PandoraJam, ranging from glitches when listening to audio, or a regular beeping noise.

Well it seems that there have been ongoing issues with device manufacturers ensuring their drivers are compatible with Leopard, or perhaps with Apple breaking things.

So today I borrowed some equipment (M-Audio 410 Firewire) from London’s finest alt-funk band (ok, a band my friend helped manage a while back) called Bussetti*.

With OS X 10.5.3 and the latest M-Audio drivers, things worked well, apart from the 176,400Hz and 192,000Hz 8ch-24bit output settings – thankfully, this was also the case with RealPlayer, which makes me feel slightly better. I will of course investigate further… in the meantime, update your drivers!

*Yes, that’s superglue, a tin of baked beans, and an empty bottle of alcohol…

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2 Responses to Firewire audio + Leopard = ?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Are you dense? I’ve been surfing your sites and apps, you even link to the Wikipedia article on Time Shifting, and yet you clearly never read it because you have no idea what it means. It means that you live stream *and keep a buffer* that can be scrubbed *while continuing to record* this is BASIC SHIT. Why do NONE of your apps support this? You need to stop using buzzwords inappropriately, here are some appropriate terms for what your apps do: cassette deck, reel-to-reel, wax cylinder, suck. Wake me up when you get sense!

  2. Simon says:

    There’s nothing stopping you from writing your own software.

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