[LAD] Is there a Linux Software Mixer?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Nov 30 17:05:43 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-30 at 08:52 -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 1:37 AM, Rory Filer <rflyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> I think you've walked away with slightly the wrong message here.
> [snip]
> The only two servers
> worth considering are PulseAudio or JACK and they are quite different.
> [snip]

Hi Rory :)

jackEQ is a mixer for JACK audio clients only, unfortunately some apps don't have JACK support, OTOH Linux audio studio software should use JACK and AFAIK all common apps do support JACK audio.
Using jackEQ with compatible audio apps is comparable to analog stand alone audio devices, e.g. you can connect virtual cables of your hard disk recorder and of another application to the jackEQ mixer, while jackEQ is connected by virtual cables to the JACK sound server.
You only need to mix the audio sources by the mixer, as you would do when using analog equipment.

Again ;) IMO for your purpose using a compressor with a sidechain feature is the best way to duck music, while listening to the traffic news.
I'm not using sidechain and it might be that this could be an issue for Linux, but there are some howtos that seem to solve this issue, if there should be an issue, didn't watch them myself, http://www.google.de/search?q=sidechain+compressor+linux&hl=de&prmd=v&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=Bi31TMmVDYXCswaDp-XLBA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQqwQwAA .



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