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  1. @Driftwood Music to my ears, literally. Just to be aware before pulling the final trigger, the RME MADI FX card which costs slightly more, than the RME MADI card, has the advantage of handling 3 times as many audio channels at the the same sample rate, than the standard MADI card which I have, along with the added built in FX and added functionality in Totalmix. They seem to fetch higher resale value second hand on the used market, if you ever decide to sell the MADI FX in the future. I realise, you may not need the extra channels in your situation. It more applies to those people recording a
  2. That's so awesome to see what you guys have achieved in such a short time on baremetal. Just wondering if you are thinking of trying your other RME HDSPe AIO PCIE card for audio, or are we not quite there yet?
  3. Ah yes of course. Oh well disregard that part, and hopefully something in amongst that info can possibly help?
  4. @Driftwood I used lspci with gave only basic previous results on my last comment using ubuntu. Not being Linux proficient at this stage, I now realise I should have gone into more in-depth analysis to read other items, like the Madi output using lspci -nn etc. It takes a bit to set up Linux again on my Mac Pro 5.I, as I need to swap GPU's to boot Linux. Instead, I found an interesting link/ thread dating back to 2008-2012, on the RME Forum to run different RME PCIe Audio cards using Ubuntu, which could be potentially useful. There is information there which might be helpful
  5. I booted up Ubuntu on the Mac Pro 5.1, and read the RME MADI PCIE card using lspci in terminal. Here are the results ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5520 I/O Hub to ESI Port (rev 22) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 22) 00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 22) 00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev 22) 00:0d.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 343a (rev 22) 00:
  6. I haven't tried reading it with Ispci utility, as I'm yet to try anything Linux related. But if you seriously think it will help solve MADI issues for a VM, It's a good enough excuse to start learning some Linux. Arco Linux caught my eye a while back, and it seems like a really good one to start on for music production. iGPU recommended it a while back. Great if Synthax can lend you one. If they charge you to do so, I'll gladly chip in, being a proud donator to the forum.
  7. Don't panic yet as it could be a simple fix. RME can be a bit tricky at times, with their driver installs. If you're getting intermittent audio, that's actually promising in my 'glass half full world'. This is really important I personally see you get this working, as it all hinges on me deciding to leap into a brave new world, with VM Proxmox/AMD, using my RME MADI audio setup. RME only give you 30 minutes to enable the driver after download/ install, otherwise the driver is blocked and you have to re-install a fresh driver again. Why they do that, god knows.
  8. Really appreciate you testing out the HDSPe AIO. If that works on your system without any audio crackle/ issues, there's basically nothing stopping me going for a AMD 3970/ Proxmox build. I've been holding back on pulling the trigger on a build, as the 'you're better off on Intel for stability and optimisation' attitude still persists in audio production, even though the latest/ greatest Intel CPU's have an inferior performance in comparison to AMD. Recent evidence from many X570 AMD Hackintosh users, suggests it should be fine, but more so on Mojave. Just trying to re
  9. Great to see I'm in amazing company as far as all you guys being the first to discover these new solutions. Yep I'm still learning. Appreciate/ realise the all the work/ time/ effort you put into a Thunderbolt solution. 👋 I've personally only flashed a AMD graphics chip , in order to get my 2011 Macbook Pro to run Catalina using Dosdude1's solution, so by no means an expert, but willing to try things and love it when they work out well. A fair bit of time and research went into that, which makes me appreciate even more what you guys have done previously.
  10. This is the information I found on the RME website for HDSPe PCIE Madi Technical Specifications 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge), revision 1.1. 2.5 Gbps line speed Packet-based full-duplex communication (up to 500 MB/s transfer rate) Given this information, does anyone agree the bridging issue does not apply in my particular case?
  11. Rather than doing what you did by flashing an external Thunderbolt card, it now sounds like Open Core is able to access the built in Thunderbolt on at least one particular X570 motherboard. I'm still slightly dubious whether my RME HDSPe PCIE Madi card will work for audio, given the present issues regarding bridge structures, like in the case of Driftwood using Firewire for audio. I'll try and do some digging on specs to find out for certain. Is it something that's commonly listed in a specification, or does anyone think I should contact RME direct? I gue
  12. I guess that means I'm late to the AMD Thunderbolt party. 😴 Would be great to see it also happen on TRX40/ Proxmox/ Linux, although I don't personally need it for now, but sure others do. Happy to hear the recent Big Sur successful install news. 😁
  13. One good bit of news to report from the X570 AMD Hackintosh community is that Thunderbolt 3 is now working with open core using Mojave. Found this information from TechNolli on youtube, who has recent success with connecting his Apollo twin interface via thunderbolt to run Logic X with waves plugins all behaving themselves. He used a RYZEN 7 3700X ITX with a ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Mini iTX. Still no joy connecting a thunderbolt display though.
  14. I used Firewire years ago, but after I upgraded my RME converter, it's now no longer an option. Steve Jobs said "Firewire is dead", in 2008, but in your particular case, I believe you should be fine for years to come. RME Driver support is as good as it gets long term, even for older comms technology and dis-continued RME gear. If you happen to live near Perth, Western Australia, I could maybe, with your permission of course, test my newer RME gear on your system, which, if you yourself happen to upgrade in the future, would also be beneficial in giving you peace of mind. But my
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