Linked by Filippo Pappalardo on Wed 14th Apr 2004 07:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV I wanted to write something about the great progress being carried on linux as OS of choice for a professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) since a long time. With the inclusion of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) into the 2.6 kernels, time has come to extend my experiences to all of you.
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by Anonymous on Wed 14th Apr 2004 13:03 UTC

Very interesting and informative article. A lot better than what I've been seeing on OSNews lately. Oh and I love the Linux audio icon you have on the front page with the article.

Just a few questions. If JACK is this awesome sound server why aren't the gnome and kde projects using it instead of esd and arts? Would this just be too much labor into trying to convert over? And would I, as a gnome DE user, be able to give up esd and install jack instead and have all the sounds working properly like they do with esd?

One thing to note: Make sure the PCM is adjusted accordingly. For the longest time I thought sound was broke using ALSA and 2.6 kernel, turns out I had the PCM up to high (100%) and this was causing the sound to skip. Lowered that sucker down to about 71% and the sound works great with no skips. Just wish I knew about it earlier ;) would have saved me a lot of headaches.