FFADO version 2.1.0 released

The FFADO project is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of version 2.1.0. With improved stability, many bugfixes and a large number of newly supported devices this version represents 2 years work by the small but dedicated FFADO team. All users of FFADO are encouraged to upgrade.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.1.0.tgz.

FFADO is brought to you thanks to the work of Daniel Wagner, Pieter Palmers, Philippe Carriere, Adrian Knoth, Arnold Krille, Jonathan Woithe and the many people who have tested FFADO against their devices, provided patches and given suggestions.

Read more for information about changes and newly supported devices in this version.

Changes and additions in FFADO 2.1.0:

  • Significantly improved support for the new "juju" firewire stack found in newer kernels
  • Support for JACK freewheeling mode and set-buffer-size operation
  • Lower CPU usage
  • udev rules included in FFADO to give user access to audio device files
  • More stable streaming
  • Fix crash when realtime system clock was set
  • Fix race conditions and invalid memory accesses on shutdown
  • Fixes for clean compilation on recent gcc versions (up to 4.7)
  • ffado-diag enhanced to aid debugging efforts
  • Many bugs fixed

New DICE-based devices supported in FFADO 2.1 (up to 96 kHz rate only):

  • Alesis (no mixer support):
    • io|14
    • io|26
    • Multimix16 Firewire
  • FlexRadio Systems (no mixer support):
    • Flex-5000
  • Focusrite:
    • Saffire PRO 40 (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 88.2 kHz only)
    • Saffire PRO 24
    • Saffire PRO 24 DSP (audio streaming and mixer only: no DSP)
    • Saffire PRO 14 (no mixer or router control)
    • Liquid Saffire 56 (experimental: 44.1/48 kHz only, no mixer/router)
  • Lexicon (generic mixer):
    • I-ONIX_FW810S
  • DnR (no mixer):
    • Axum Firewire IO card 16x16
  • M-Audio (basic audio with generic mixer):
    • ProFire 2626
    • ProFire 610
  • Presonus:
    • Firestudio Project (generic mixer)
    • Firestudio Tube (generic mixer)
    • Firestudio Mobile (no mixer)
    • Studiolive_1642 (no mixer)
    • Studiolive_2442 (no mixer)
  • TCAT (audio only):
    • DiceII EVM (1)
    • DiceII EVM (2)
    • DiceII EVM (4)
  • TC Electronic:
    • Konnekt 24D (no mixer support)
    • Konnekt 8 (no mixer support)
    • Studio Konnekt 48 (no mixer support)
    • Konnekt Live (no mixer support)
    • Desktop Konnekt 6 (no mixer support)
    • ImpactTwin (generic mixer only)
  • Weiss Engineering Ltd. (no mixer support):
    • ADC 2
    • Vesta
    • Minerva
    • AFI 1
    • TAG DAC1
    • INT 202
    • DAC 202

Other new devices supported by FFADO 2.1:

  • RME (no MIDI I/O support yet)
    • Fireface 400
    • Fireface 800
  • MOTU
    • 896 mk 3 (audio only, no mixer yet)
    • Traveller mk 3 (experimental)
    • Ultralite mk 3 (experimental)
    • Ultralite hybrid (firewire only, experimental)
  • FCA-202, and possibly other Oxford FW-92x devices
  • Mackie Onyx i
  • M-Audio Ozonic (no mixer)
  • Phonic HelixBoard 24 Universal (no mixer)
  • Tascam IF-FW/DM (experimental, incomplete)
  • Yahama GO46
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