Support for additional devices
With our 2.0 release approaching in an albeit slow but steady pace, we are happy to announce some additional devices that will be supported in the future 2.x release.
This week Focusrite provided me with a brand-new Saffire PRO 40 to ensure FFADO compatibility of this device. I should stress that they contacted me, making this device is the first one where the vendor actively seeks FFADO support. Bonus points for Focusrite.
The Saffire PRO 40 uses a DICE chipset for its digital I/O routing. This means that it will be the first fully FFADO supported DICE based device (we still lack the information to address the TC Konnekt mixers). The good news is that we have the DICE streaming code already in place in the development code tree for quite some time now. This makes that the device is already happily streaming on my machine and I can use it for recording.
The bad news is that there is a feature freeze for the 2.0 release, and that DICE support is not in it. The mixer code is also still a work in progress. It will therefore still take a few months before the PRO 40 is on par with the other devices.
Even more bonus points for Focusrite: they provided us with an additional Saffire LE to improve support for this device.
The 2.1 release will most likely also bring support for the Behringer FCA=202. I should also mention their positive attitude: within one week after the first inquiry from my side I had a test device available.