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August 26th, 2009, 06:57 PM
I bought the sound card UA-4FX and in Internet I didn't find nothing of useful to record in Ardour with this device. So after some afternoon, I found a solution.

First I read this article (http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Edirol_UA-4FX) that is very interesting and useful to understand how it function under linux ( the most important thing is the hot and cold reboot) :)

After we can start.

1) Download the most recent kernel rt and install it (now is the 2.6.28-3) and restart the pc with this kernel. After load the module snd_usb_audio

sudo modprobe snd_usb_audio

(for load the module at the start give this command

sudo gedit /etc/modules

and add this line at the end and after do a return


save and close so at the next start it's already load :)


2) Kill the process pulseaudio that don't permit to work at Jack :)

killall pulseaudio

3) Discover the number of our device with:

$ cat /proc/asound/cards

This is my output

0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xf8400000 irq 22
1 [UA4FX ]: USB-Audio - UA-4FX
EDIROL UA-4FX at usb-0000:00:1d.0-2, full speed

So the number of the device is 1.

4) We start jack in the konsole

jackd --realtime -d alsa -C hw:1 -P hw:1 &

-C insert the device hw:1 to the ua-4fx card or the hw:0 to HDA-Intel device. this device capture the data

The same is for -P that it's for the playback

There is the possibility to record with Edirol and playback with the Intel

We can control all with qjackctl.

5) Now start ardour and :guitar:

I hope that this guide is useful for someone and I posted in the right place. :)