Hi, Here I share the new Ardour 8 ardour-pipewire-alsa.desktop to run it with ALSA-PIPEWIRE support, this shortcut is very useful for some soudcards that have the crackling audio issue with PIPEWIRE-JACK, this configuration shortcut is useful to run Ardour in very lowlatency modes without audio distortion and use ALSA with the flexibility of PIPEWIRE.
Just paste this script into a simple text editor like gedit, Kwrite etc. and save it as ardour-pipewire-alsa.desktop in /home/youruser/.local/share/applications folder so it can be accessible in the applications menu, load it and in the Audio/Midi setup select ALSA, select the soundcard to use and the buffer configuration.
I recommend qpwgraph for connections cause is more user friendly.
*this script is for Ardour 8, if you want to use it with 7.5 or 6X versions you need to modify the Exec= parameter if you know how to.
Thanks Robin for your advice, in My case, I never had good luck with any version of Pipewire-Jack, always have Xruns and Sound Crackling in buffer configurations below 512, but with this configuration I can make large projects without issue, also midi is working a breeze with no latency problems.
I recognize Pipewire is in an early stage, but also recognize that it’s the future of linux audio system, However I respect and appreciate your opinion.
yeah, that’s right, also the results can vary with different distros, in my test it work better with Arch and Fedora than X-Buntu-Debian in my lenovo v15 hardware and usb audio, however i think wont look back to Jack, I like so much plain ALSA in Ardour, but it take all the audio source of my sound card, and I can’t use OBS at the same time.