do I get feedback from a developer? Or do I make the effort for nothing? Experiences?
I think Ardour under Linux is really great, I was happy to pay for it and would like to continue using it, as the workflow is very reminiscent of ProTools, which I used to use when I was still working professionally in the audio industry.
But if this problem can’t be solved, then I’ll have to look for other DAWs in the medium term, because the export function is essential.
If you’re recording and are using software synths or software guitar amplifiers/effects or similar you usually need to have jack set to low latency, to minimize the time from when you hit the key or pluck the string to when you get to hear the result.
When you’re mixing or exporting you can set it as high as you want with no drawbacks, to my knowledge, and benefits in lower DSP load.
So start by setting the buffer size to something like 2048 and see if that fixes the problem.
Using Windows plugins in Linux usually works fairly OK but I don’t think you can necessarily blame Ardour if it doesn’t.
It could very well be a bug in WINE or Yabridge that’s causing it and another DAW may exhibit similar problems.
You should be able to.
If your interface is USB interfaced it should work without problem if the interface is USB class compliant (I think most of the Mackie interfaces are, it means they can be used with MacOS without needing a custom driver).
Are you sure you selected the correct interface? Post a screenshot of the Audio/MIDI setup window, perhaps someone will notice something you missed.
It is also possible that the ALSA mixer runs for your interface and reset the output levels. Not the most likely scenario, but worth checking if nothing else seems to explain why you get no output.
Are you using jackd or pipewire? If using jackd, how do you start the jackd server, from command line, from a QjackControl configuration, or some other method?
Understood, the only reason I mentioned MacOS is that most interface manufacturers do not mention Linux support explicitly, but Linux ALSA USB driver should work with any USB class compliant interface, and MacOS and iOS also work with USB class compliant interfaces. The easiest way to tell if an interface should work well with Linux is to see if MacOS and iOS are supported.