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  • #21
    Originally posted by djdoo View Post
    Xonar DX guys definately supports hardware mixing but the important point here I d' like to mention is that most of the XONAR cards are working via the snd-virtuoso driver and NOT the snd-oxygen!!
    Xonar DX is one of them so be careful not to load the snd-oxygen with a DX card and always read the Matrix at the alsa website to find out which driver drives your card.
    I am making this note cause at openSUSE 11.3 distro still the Xonar DX card is connected with the snd-oxygen driver when you try to auto setup it through YaST and as a result it will never work.
    So please when you mention the CMI-8788 driver mention both its modules not only the snd-oxygen cause users might be confused.

    Now about Creative labs I must say that they have dissapointed me since the Audigy 1 era with their policies... No need to buy any product from them.
    Sorry to disappoint you but the CMI-8788 has NO hardware mixing capabilities at all. It simply is not present in the chip.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      Sorry to disappoint you but the CMI-8788 has NO hardware mixing capabilities at all. It simply is not present in the chip.
      But programs in windows report hardware mixing of 129 voices and also DX supports ASIO 2 drivers, whereas for my via onboard 1708S HD audio card they report software mixing and no ASIO driver for it.

      How do you explain that?

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      • #23
        Usually old via chips had 4 sources hardware mixing. But as dmix is alsa default it works with any chip. But of course not when you force one specific output device.

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        • #24
          They should just go back to working on OSS. It works better.

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          • #25
            yea. maybe oss play sound, and work with hardware, but works shitty with software...

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            • #26
              Originally posted by djdoo View Post
              But programs in windows report hardware mixing of 129 voices and also DX supports ASIO 2 drivers, whereas for my via onboard 1708S HD audio card they report software mixing and no ASIO driver for it.

              How do you explain that?
              That is a result of Asus's drivers playing openAL trickery in order for it to support EAX 5.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by NomadDemon View Post
                yea. maybe oss play sound, and work with hardware, but works shitty with software...
                work fine everywhere but linux, might not be a problem with OSS.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by Thatguy View Post
                  work fine everywhere but linux, might not be a problem with OSS.
                  Also needs to be asked whether we're talking OSS3 or OSS4, here. (On that note, I wonder if Oracle has retained Hannu to work on Boomer...)

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Wyatt View Post
                    Also needs to be asked whether we're talking OSS3 or OSS4, here. (On that note, I wonder if Oracle has retained Hannu to work on Boomer...)
                    Honestly they need to boil down to one sound subsystem design. just make it really good. Windows has WDM which sucks until you use ASIO to rip the windows mixer features out of the system to reduce latency.

                    Once you do that, it works well, but its not like the windows deployments and WDM arch is problematic, its just heavy on the latency which makes recording a total pain in the ass.

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                    • #30
                      i want my xonar use good mixing, bypassing pulseaudio... use just clear ALSA

                      can some1 tell me perfect setup for ubuntu and ALSA?

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