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How can I configure StudioLive 16.0.2 in linux?

+7 votes
asked Feb 18, 2019 in Classic Mixers by charliemartinez (500 points)
I read in a comment in a closed thread of this forum that someone was able to run their Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2 well on Linux. Please tell me how to configure it, either in avlinux or ubuntu studio, as I can't get an acceptable latency. A screenshot would be great. Thank you very much.

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–4 votes
answered Mar 1, 2019 by jonnydoyle (403,220 points)
Best answer
Linux is not a support operating system.
+3 votes
answered Apr 3, 2019 by charliemartinez (500 points)
Hi. I wanted to tell you that I made it. It took me a long time to discover a solution that was in front of my eyes from the beginning.  In order for AVLinux to be able to select the firewire driver from jack, it is necessary to completely disable ALSA.

I want to tell you that Presonus not only IS COMPATIBLE with Linux, but it never worked better. ZERO LATENCE: I can set the buffer to 64 and it doesn't even immutate.

I'm too happy.

For those who want to make a Presonus FIREWIRE work, to the maximum of its quality and with the minimum latency, I transcribe the solution:

Create a text file in /etc/modprobe.d/ called 'snd_dice.conf' containing only the text 'blacklist snd_dice'.

Run 'depmod -ae' as root.

Recreate your initrd with 'update-initramfs -u'

With the 'snd_dice' ALSA modules disabled you can now use the older FFado drivers, to do this select the 'firewire' driver in Qjackctl as detailed earlier in this sectio


(on page 84).
+1 vote
answered May 31, 2019 by robertsfarzo (450 points)

PreSonus AudioBox USB96  works like a charm on openSUSE 12.1

  1. don't install any presonus software
  2. plug it in
  3. can now select it as input/output in lots of authoring software:
    • Audacity
    • Kdenlive
    • ScreenRecorder