Okay I got myself in quite the pickle…
First, I apologize if this isn’t specifically Ardour but the Linux Musicians forum is dead.
I have been using a first generation Scarlett 18i20 for around 5 years now. Been working great. 3 years ago, I incorporated an Octopre Mk II via the ADAT input of the Scarlett to give myself 8 more input channels. Also, was working great.
It was brought to my attention a 2nd Scarlett can be used in place of the Octopre which would also give me 8 more analog outputs via the first Scarlett’s (the one acting as soundcard) ADAT output. So I went to get a second Scarlett but the only first gen ones for sale costed more than a new 2nd gen. I’ve been hearing for years that the 2nd Gen is working with ALSA, so I went for it.
ALSA shows a single parameter for the 2nd gen, which is the clock source. I installed kernel 5.11, same thing. So I hooked it up to a Windows box, and set the routing so it would send its inputs out the ADAT and send the ADAT input channels to its line outputs. Now when I hook it up the original Scarlett (the one that is acting as the soundcard) it doesn’t send audio to the DAW or take signals.
Anyone using a second generation Scarlett and have any tricks for getting ALSA to configure it? I found this page:
But I don’t know what to do with it. Do I find those files on my system and make exactly those edits? Do I even need to do that at this point? I thought those changes were already incorporated in the 5.x kernel.
Sorry for all this. Just if anyone with a second gen can think of something obvious I am missing.