rme 9632 e max sample rate on s/pdif

  • milesd
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2009 - 22:23
Hey, I'am new of the forum and over all new of 64Studio. I have installed AMD64 version on my workstation Dell Precision T5400 (Xeon Quadcore with 4GB ram). I use Vista Ultimate 64 with Sonar but I will ditch Vista and after a few test of Ubuntu on my notebook I decided for 64Studio on my WS. Now I have a Emu1212m on the system that have a very bad driver. Only 16bit is good and the latency is not good. In Vista the cards is OK. Finally I have ordered a RME 9632 that will come to me in 4-5 days and I will connect with my ADI-2 DA Reference with S/PDIF cable up to 192KHz. Is it possible this sample rate with this card???? I think that 96KHz is OK but my challenge is a new Linux system based on 64Studio with professional card RME and other Rme gear at masimum rate. I will use also Ardour and Reaper on my WS but I have to understand and decide how use my VST instruments. Any suggest on this??? Thanks for any response and compliment for the very best site and forum!!!! miles

Reaper

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 08/27/2009 - 06:10
I do not know how relevant this still is, because I have no time to test it at the moment... http://www.64studio.com/node/636 Have a go, and let us know. Cheers, Quentin

I agree

  • milesd
  • 07/31/09
  • Tue, 08/04/2009 - 11:29
Hi Quentin, thanks for your response. I agree with you on the system performance at 192KHz. I will use the RME at 96KHz max with adat and 4 channel input (my keyboards) and with adat and 2 channel output conncect with my ADI-2 DA referenze and master clock. The question on 192KHz is only academic for to know if on linux at this sample rate the card is OK. On my Dell-Ws with Vista 64 ultimate and Sonar 8 I work at 96Khz without problem but at 192KHz the card with S/PDIF also is OK. I decide for linux two months ago (I am tired on Mic...) and I have first try Ubuntu on my notebook, after on my Ws Dell and now I have installed, after many hours on the site for know the possibility in linux, the 64STUDIO 3.0 BETA 3. My WS is OK (I have problems with my usb network N that require Ndiswrapper, but I think that I can have success with source compilation of the ndiswrapper..I hope). I have used Ardour 2.7.1 with 2.7ms of latency and a good performance. I must still try the midi. I like also Reaper and I'd like use it with 64Studio, but I have see that with Ubuntu (9.04 RT) the latency is too high with wineasio64. Can you give me a help on the best configuration for Reaper under 64 Studio???? A last help. Do you know if a day will be possible to have WINE64 for a full 64 system with compatibility for VST 32/64??? It's a dream, I see but I hope for. Thanks for all miles

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  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 08/04/2009 - 07:24
Hi Miles, While there is nothing wrong with wanting to push the max out of your card, you have to consider the spec of the converters to find the area where they perform best. Let's consider a car. While a BMW M3 can go up to 250km/h without problems, there are some trade-offs at that speed: Fuel and tires are exhausted quicker. Safety of the ride goes right down to the point where you will not survive a collision. Converters tends to get a bit dirtier at that high sample rates. Your hard drive will fill up more than 4 times as fast, and your system will not be able to handle as many channels of data because of the extreme data throughput bottlenecks. I have the Hammerfall 9632 (original) and I actually never run my system higher than 48kHz for video, and 44.1kHz for audio, with great results. You would probably get your best results at 96k, and the performance difference at 44.1k will be almost negligible. My 2c