[Jack-Devel] Is there a way to force Jack to use 32-bit audio?

Kjetil Matheussen k.s.matheussen at gmail.com
Sun Sep 22 19:27:44 CEST 2019

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 7:09 PM Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:35:17 -0700 (MST), lowkeyoutlaw wrote:
> >Is there a way to force Jack to use 32-bit audio?
> On Linux 32-bit float is the default [1]. If it should be impossible to
> get access via command line on another operating system, you likely have
> access by a GUI, maybe qjackctl. Perhaps there's an advanced settings
> tab were you could uncheck "force n bit", as there is for the Linux
> version of qjackctl.
> [1]$ man jackd | grep -e shorts -e bit-depth -A1
>        -S, --shorts
>               Try to configure card for 16-bit samples first, only trying 32-bits if unsuccessful.  Default is to prefer 32-bit samples.
> --
>        -b, --bit-depth int
>               Sample bit-depth (0 for float, 8 for 8bit and 16 for 16bit) (default: 0)
> --
> pacman -Q linux{,-rt{-pussytoes,,-cornflower,-securityink}}|cut -d\  -f2
> 5.3.arch1-1
> 5.2.14_rt7-0
> 5.2.10_rt5-1
> 5.2_rt1-0
> 4.19.72_rt25-0

I'm not sure, but I think the problem is related to ASIO or the
Jack->ASIO bridge, not jack directly.

As I understood it, Cakewalk recorded in 24 bits? And you get audio
from jack through the Jack->ASIO bridge?

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