[LAD] [ANN] jack_capture V0.9.10 and Snd-ls V0.9.8.16

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Tue Apr 8 00:30:55 UTC 2008

On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Jonathan Woithe wrote:

> Hi
>>>> jack_capture
>>>> :
>>>>   *Added the --meterbridge / -mb option, which automatically
>>>>    starts Steve Harris' meterbridge (http://plugin.org.uk/meterbridge/)
>>>>    and constantly connects them to the same ports as jack_capture
>>>>    is connected to.
>>> Nice - this will save me the hassle of starting meterbridge manually when
>>> setting up for recording and having to make sure that meterbridge's channels
>>> actually match jack_capture's channels.
>> Do you need an option to select a different
>> meter type than "vu" when starting meterbridge?
> It would probably be nice.  The VUs look good but they take up a fair amount
> of real estate and trying to monitor 8 at once can be a bit tricky.  In
> addition, one can miss clipping with a VU (although this can be addressed to
> a point with the addition of a clip indicator).  I normally use "dpm" for my
> purposes.  However, everyone has their own preferences and different
> situations call for different metering, so an option to select this is
> probably the way to go.
>> Also, have you looked at the new default built-in console "vu" meter? I
>> personally think its more than good enough.
> I haven't yet since I'm away from my audio computer.  I intended to check it
> out though since it sounds interesting.
>> I wasn't sure whether I should show a dB meter, or just show the linear
>> float 0.0-1.0 value. Since I'm more used to pure float, and that it was
>> straight forward to implement, I chose the latter, but maybe someone
>> really would prefer a dB meter instead?
> Personally I'd prefer a dB value since that's what I'm used to dealing with.
> Again, having an option to select between linear float and dB would keep
> everyone happy.

Yeah, it makes sense. I stole some code from meterbridge to convert from
linear to dB, and have just uploaded jack_capture V0.9.12, which also contains
an option to change meterbridge meter type.

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