Manual Reference Pages - OSS_MADI (7)
oss_madi - RME HDSP MADI and AES32 audio driver
Open Sound System driver for RME HDSP MADI and AES32 audio interfaces.
This driver has been developed for RME HDSP MADI but it also supports
HDSP AES32. The driver has been tested under Linux and Solaris under x86
The internal engine of the card supports 64 playback channels and 64 recording
channels. Only the first channels are connected to the actual input and
output ports of the card.
The mixer section of the card has recording level settings for all inputs.
There is also an output mixer. Each output channel has mixer sliders for
corresponding input channel and corresponding audio playback channel.
There is a full 64x(64+64) mixing matrix supported by the hardware. For
the time being this mixer matrix cannot be accessed directly by the
applications. However support for the SNDCTL_MIX_MATRIX_WRITE and
SNDCTL_MIX_MATRIX_READ ioctl calls can be added in the future.
By default the driver will create input and output device files for
each 32 stereo pairs. This can be changed by editing the settings in
oss_madi.conf (see below).
The application can set the devices to use 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 channels.
The device file being used selects the first channel slot within the available
channels. For example pcm0 and pcmin0 sill select channel 0. Equally well
pcm1 and pcmin1 will select channel slot 2 (assuming that madi_devsize option
is set to 2). The first device (pcm0 and pcmin0) can be set to use up to 64
channels. The last devices (pcm31 and pcmin31) only support 1 or 2 channel mode.
The other device files support channel configurations where the last channel
doesnt exceed the number of total channels (madi_maxchannels). Also the driver
will not let two device files to share any of the channels with some other
open device file.
This channel allocation mechanism gives maximum flexibility to the user. It is
possible to use some output channels by multi channel application while the
others are available for other applications. This works as long the channel
allocations by different applications dont overlap.
Number of channels supported by the driver. The default
is 64 which is also the maximum. This parameter can
be set to a lower value if full 64 channels are not
required. With less channels the mixer/control panel
interface will require less space on screen.
By default this parameter is set to 2 which means that
a device file will be created for each stereo channel
pair. Possible values are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64.
The current driver doesnt support all control panel features of the card.
For example sampling rate is fixed to 48 kHz. More features will be added
Use of mmap() is and will not be supported.
Virtual mixer is not supported (yet).
/usr/local/lib/oss/conf/oss_madi.conf Device configuration file.
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