Hi all, I’ve managed to remedy most of the issues I was having with the stability of firewire connection to my Focusrite Saffire Pro 26 I/O - the solution was to install an old KXStudio distro (14.04 x64) on the partition I want to use for music recording. Newer distros that include an alsa that includes the new firewire stack just were not working stably for me, so I went back in time to when ffado and alsa were separate entities - now Saffire connects at boot time and stays connected, and seems rock steady stable.
My only problem now is MIDI - in Cadence I turned on the alsa midi bridge to expose connected MIDI instruments to jack, and while that gives me all my MIDI devices and I can play notes to whichever MIDI instrument I’m using in Ardour, the latency is truly horrible (between 0.25 and 0.4 of a second) and it seems to only play a note like its on a timer about every 1/3 of a second, . Googling about this I found zero suggestions. Does anyone have any idea what might cause this?
Cheers, Chris W, NZ