Introduction

The FFADO project aims to provide a generic, open-source solution for the support of FireWire based audio devices for the Linux platform. It is the successor of the FreeBoB project.

FFADO is a volunteer-based community effort, trying to provide Linux with at least the same level of functionality that is present on the other operating systems.

FFADO 2.4.4 released

Submitted by jwoithe

FFADO version 2.4.4 is now available.

The only change since 2.4.3 is the disabling of the prompt for optional device registration. The data obtained from the registrations is of limited utility in 2020 so there is little reason to continue its collection.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.4.4.tgz.

Website news

Submitted by jwoithe

In May 2020 it was noticed that the ffado.org website was frequently failing to render when visited. To maintain access to our releases while this was looked into, a temporary placeholder page was activated. As of today, the majority of the site is accessible again, albeit on a different platform.

FFADO 2.4.3 released

Submitted by jwoithe

The FFADO project is pleased to make FFADO version 2.4.3 available. This is a bug-fix release to address some minor problems which have been noted in version 2.4.2.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.4.3.tgz.

FFADO 2.4.2 released

Submitted by jwoithe

FFADO version 2.4.2 is now available. This is a bugfix release with a small number of changes mostly associated with the use of python3 and (when building) scons3.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.4.2.tgz.

FFADO 2.4.1 released

Submitted by jwoithe

FFADO version 2.4.1 is now available. This is a bugfix release with many of the changes associated with the use of python3 and distribution packaging.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.4.1.tgz.

FFADO 2.4.0 released

Submitted by jwoithe

FFADO version 2.4.0 is now available. As for version 2.3.0, this version contains mostly incremental improvements and bug fixes. There are no significant new features in this version compared to the last, but users are encouraged to upgrade to pick up the improvements.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.4.0.tgz.

FFADO 2.3.0 released

Submitted by jwoithe

The FFADO developers are pleased to announce FFADO version 2.3.0. While there are no significant new features in this version compared to the last, FFADO 2.3.0 contains a large number of incremental improvements. Users of FFADO are encouraged to upgrade.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.3.0.tgz.

Avoid revised Focusrite Saffire Pro40

Submitted by jwoithe

The FFADO project has recently (Nov 2015) become aware that hardware changes made by Focusrite to their Saffire Pro40 interface have broken compatibility with FFADO with respect to the mixer interface (and possibly other functionality). While some users have reported streaming success, there is currently no way to control the onboard mixer or router with FFADO.

The new interfaces are still identified externally as “Pro40” which is unfortunate and will no doubt cause confusion. They do however have a different model ID (0x00de instead of 0x0005).

Website comments and accounts

Submitted by jwoithe

Evidence suggests that the revised anti-spam protections on the new website’s comments fields are not as robust as the previous system. As a result I have temporarily disabled comments and the creation of new accounts on the project website while possible solutions are considered. If you need to contact the FFADO team please use one of the methods as outlined on our Contact page. The mailing lists are the preferred option. Apologies for any inconvenience.