M-Audio Ozonic - I need your help

  • klezmer-bassman
Posted: Thu, 08/28/2008 - 14:26
Hello everybody! It's my first post here but I've been searching the forum for a few months. I'm a double bass player and digital audio passionate from Cracow, Poland. So far UbuntuStudio user, presently happy 64studio user ;-) My question is: Have any of you had some experiences with m-audio ozonic on 64studio 2.1? Does your ozonic work well with libfreebob? Are there all the controlers and functionalities available? Regards,

Changed the header...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 05:47
Yes, get the class compliant device. Why companies needs to mess with their own drivers doesn't make any sense to me at all. I'll add the Ozonic to the Greylist as not supported out of box. Thanks for testing! Cheers,

Yes it works

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 20:51
Hi Rafal, check this post for something on the subject. http://www.64studio.com/node/523 It should read inexpensive, not "unexpensive". Sorry for my English, I can't edit the header. And this one: http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?t=210 Cheers Pablo

Ozonic

  • klezmer-bassman
  • 08/28/08
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 19:31
Thank you Porisija, This is just a midi controler with fire-wire interface - there is no a sound module - it needs a computer. My laptop is Acer TM4051Lmi and it has no line input - microphone only. I wanted to have all in one: keyboard with assignable buttons, knobs etc, and the audio fire-wire interface. But I think presently, I need the keyboard midi controller, urgently. With the interface I can wait some time - maybe when the ffado will be included in 64studio. Now I'm thinking about something midi/usb, like M-Audio KeyRig 49. How do you think - is it a device which works out of the box on Linux? Rafal Seweryniak

why not use it as an analog device?

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 14:54
I know this is considered to be heresy, but why not use the Ozonic as an "analog" instrument? The keyboard seems to have four 1/4" jack outputs as well as a couple inputs - and midi-in/out plugs? Apparently your laptop doesn't have a line level input to the soundcard - just a mic input? This is just the problem with Linux and hardware manufacturers. Linux is a great system, but it demands some research beforehand when considering a purchase of new hardware. Linux has an "invisible market share", that the companies do not recognize or acknowledge. I mean, in comparison the number of Mac computers isn't that great when compared to the massive amount of Windows computers - yet nearly all audio hardware has Mac support. Money talks - unfortunately. But I'm sticking to Linux because I love the way I can build an effective system with Linux - my knowledge and understanding is the key to my system. Nobody can take that away from me.

Ozonic doesn't work with ubuntu studio, also

  • klezmer-bassman
  • 08/28/08
  • Sat, 09/13/2008 - 15:50
Hello, I tried with upgrading to lenny and ... spoiled my system completely. It doesn't work - I have to make reinstall :( I've changed the hard drive for my second one with Ubuntu Studio. And using a simple method - copy and paste - from there http://ffado.org/?q=node/613 to my terminal, I've finally installed libffado. But probably something was wrong... When I write: jackd -R -d firewire -v4 I receive: could not open driver .so '/usr/lib/jack/jack_firewire.so': libffado.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory jackd: unknown driver 'firewire' gscanbus shows the same like before with 64studio I'm giving up, I'm receiving ozonic back to the shop on monday, or... does anybody want to buy this from me? ;) Rafal Seweryniak

M-Audio Ozonic doesn't work out of the box with 64studio 2.1

  • klezmer-bassman
  • 08/28/08
  • Tue, 09/09/2008 - 20:28
Hello again, I've just started testing Ozonic. I've tried the solutions from http://freebob.sourceforge.net/index.php/FAQ Well, here is everything what I've done: connected everything, turned on ozonic first and then my laptop with 64studio and typed: jackd -d freebob received: jackd 0.103.0 Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others. jackd comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details JACK compiled with System V SHM support. loading driver .. Freebob using Firewire port 0, node -1 Ieee1394Service::initialize: Could not get 1394 handle: No such file or directory Is ieee1394 and raw1394 driver loaded? Fatal (devicemanager.cpp)[68] initialize: Could not initialize Ieee1349Service object Fatal (freebob.cpp)[69] freebob_new_handle: Could not initialize device manager FreeBoB ERR: FREEBOB: Error creating virtual device cannot load driver module freebob Naruszenie ochrony pamięci (The last sentence in Polish one can translate as: "violation/breach? of memory protection") Then as root I've typed: modprobe raw1394 and chmod a+rw /dev/raw1394 and then tried again with jackd -d freebob and received: jackd 0.103.0 Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others. jackd comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details JACK compiled with System V SHM support. loading driver .. Freebob using Firewire port 0, node -1 Root node has no children! Root node has no children! FreeBoB ERR: FREEBOB: Error creating virtual device cannot load driver module freebob Naruszenie ochrony pamięci There are 2 modules visible in gscanbus: the first described as "S400 Linux ohci1394" on the blue wheel and line going down to the second one "S400 M-Audio" with the sign "?" above. The reseting of the connection in gscanbus has changed nothing. Has anyone an idea, how to make ozonic working - is it possible with freebob in general? Does it mean, I shall make upgrade to lenny, to gain ffado and new jack? Rafal Seweryniak

Ozonic

  • klezmer-bassman
  • 08/28/08
  • Wed, 09/03/2008 - 13:07
Thank you for your replies. I decided to take a risk and buy ozonic, soon. Fortunately I have one week from the date of purchasing to check the equipement and a possibility of returning it back if anything doesn't work on Linux. So, I'll report my expiriences the next week probably. Regards, Rafal Seweryniak

Some pointers

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 08/29/2008 - 14:50
The post behind your link didn't state any information about the distro used. As far as I could guess, the problem in the post was related to permissions. I mean, the guy could hear an audible click in his headphones when loading the interface driver, but no sound. "Been there, done that -bought the T-shirt" - Linux doesn't always hand out a "Permission denied" window. In my experience running any audio related server with sudo - and then trying to connect as a regular user - will not work. In 64Studio this problem is dealt with using a realtime kernel and PAM. PAM is Pluggable Admissions Module, which safeguards any users & processes priorities and grants the highest privileges according to the settings in file /etc/limits.conf. Check your 64Studio settings with: cat /etc/limits.conf FFado is a work in progress, true - but I would trust the info on their website. Or buy an interface that works out of the box. What about a hardware mixer. they're relatively cheap nowadays..?

Ozonic

  • klezmer-bassman
  • 08/28/08
  • Thu, 08/28/2008 - 15:38
Thank you very much for you reply. Yes, I know this, and the info on the ffado website, also. It should work, but reading these threads there: http://sourceforge.net/search/?words=ozonic&sort=posted_date&sortdir=desc&offset=0&group_id=192582&type_of_search=mlists&pmode=0 one can feel discouraged efficiently to buy m-audio ozonic to use it on Linux. So, I'm asking about someone's personal experiences with ozonic, if they are different than these on the link above. Regards, Rafal Seweryniak

Ozonic

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 08/28/2008 - 15:15
According to the FreeBoB page it is supported: it should thus be supported out of the box in 64studio! http://freebob.sourceforge.net/index.php/List_of_Supported_Devices Cheers,