OSMP Episode 31 - PLOrk!
- Muse Hit's 1.0
- Rakarrack listens to PipeManMusic's rant and answers (not really) http://rakarrack.sourceforge.net/now.png
- IRC User Raboof mentions another cool metronome called Klick - this one supports Jack Audio
- IRC User danni submits this video link demonstrating Ladish session management for Jack
- IRC User TheJesus submits this link to an 808 sample pack and another link to more details on the sample pack.
- IRC User Anchakor submits this link for the Princeton Laptop Orchestra - or PLOrk
- IRC User holstein submits this tutorial on using Muse
- IRC User Stuzz submits this link to a new FOSS manual on Ardour
- Pat of The Linux Link Tech Show made an interesting post to his
blog about the current state of linux audio. To quote the beginning
excerpt from his blog
- "So sound issues STILL plague Linux in general. I think we can
all agree that the decision to make Pulse Audio the default sound
daemon in Linux has resulted in mixed results at best. While the
creator of Pulse Audio has repeatably claimed the issue was entirely
the fault of Linux distribution maintainers for not implementing it
properly it still continues to be an eyesore more than 3 years since it
was first introduced."
- Pat reminds us that back in 2005, Linspire was using Jack audio as the main sound server.
- To quote from the final section from Pat's post
- "Mark Shuttleworth should hire Paul Davis, the programmer who
wrote JACK and Ardour. I guarantee the current audio issues in Linux
would be resolved in under a year and for good. The only major
challenge would be implementing a simplified configuration out of the
box that 98% of users would be happy with. The remaining 2% could go to
the “advanced” settings and do their multi-track recording."
- Pat's full post can be read here:
- OSMP asked Paul Davis to respond to the content of Pat's blog post.
- Paul's response was that he thought the post was sweet, but
answered pragmatically he has discouraged the use of Jack for Desktop
audio use. I asked Paul to clarify, and he stated quote "Jack doesn't
provide 30+% of
what desktop audio needs" End quote.
- Steve then asked Paul, "In a perfect world, money and politics
aside, would you like to see the whole Linux audio stack (basic and
advanced) to be done on Jack?
- Paul response was - Quote "Yes, in that perfect world, that's about right, alas, we don't live in that world." End Quote.
- Paul went on to say - Quote "More precisely, I'd like to see
(a) ALSA slightly redesigned so that it could easily be used for low
latency & low power situations with equal ease, and even at the
(b) An application layer library that provides blocking i/o for apps
that don't want to do callback driven i/o.
(c) Some way for JACK to do re-sampling.
(d) A resolution of the netjack mess and way to get that working with
(e) Something very much like JACK at the core of it all.
- Paul at this point gave respect to Lennart's efforts with Pulse audio stating
Quote: "Any attempt to fulfill the same role (as pulse) is going to
run into the same issues. Part of the reason why JACK "Works" is
because JACK sets the rules; Pulse tries to let apps set the rules and
works with them as much as it can." End Quote.
- Steve asked Paul if he thought the root cause of PULSE audio's challenges was ALSA?
- Paul state - Quote "Not directly, ALSA is an extremely flexible
HAL (hardware abstraction layer) that has allowed people to continue to
write apps using very different strategies for audio i/o. It has also
continued to support the old OSS API in addition. This means that the
Linux audio landscape is littered with hundreds of applications each of
which can have its own little quirks... ALSA is great; applications
using ALSA is not so great." End Quote.
- Dan asks Paul:
In your opinion, do you think that pulse is going to resolve the issues with desktop sound currently plaguing Linux?"
- Paul responds - Quote "I believe that it *could* - I'm agnostic about whether or not it will." End Quote.
- Steve then asked "Would the ALSA overhaul you suggested earlier
replace jack and pulse or would they still be required but work better
on that stack
- Paul responded "The stack would just be more integrated it
would still be ALSA. there would be something a lot like JACK. there
might or might be something like Pulse depending on what you think
pulse is. Lennart and i have actually talked about the ALSA part" End
- Play klaatu's Multimedia Sprint promo
- When - Jan 26th 14:00 to 06:00 EST NYC Time - go to irc.binrev.net #media for more details.
- IRC User and bassman extraordinaire Mike Holstein will begin a
new segment entitled 3 minutes with The Theory Ninja.
:firstname.lastname@example.org for topic suggestions.
- Tunestorm01 - see here: http://opensourcemusician.com/index.php/Tunestorm01
- Steve calls BS on himself for getting the song title wrong from
last episode. One Hundred Owls is the project name and the song is
called - Insert Here.
- Introduction to acoustic treatment.
- Mark Rufino's email
- Hardbop200's Voicmail about Ableton Live rant.
- Twitter and Identi.ca:
- http://twitter.com/pipemanmusic http://identi.ca/pipemanmusic http://identi.ca/guitarman
- http://pipemanmusic.blogspot.com http://www.deadbeatguitarist.com/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/index.rss
- http://opensourcemusician.libsyn.com Forums: http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=41 IRC: irc.freenode.net/#opensourcemusicians
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