[linux-audio-user] Re: dj-ing hardware under Linux

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Mon Mar 13 14:35:16 EST 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 14:20 -0500, Lee A. Azzarello wrote:
> ----- Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey at boosthardware.com> wrote:
> > Over here in Thailand many DJ's have final scratch and use 300kb mp3s
> > for an entire set, I hear it's happening more in Europe and the US
> > too.
> I would lean towards FLAC files for performance on large PA systems, though I don't know the CPU benchmarks for decoding FLAC versus extremely high bitrate mp3. I have a feeling decoding vorbis needs more CPU than either.
> > Part of the specs require adding midi cc support to jackEQ.
> How do you feel about QAmix? It controls the sound card's hardware, therefore you get all the advantages of ALSA's hardware support. With a Delta 1010LT this gives lots of options. Obviously MIDI control on a software mixer like jackEQ would have even more possibilities but I wouldn't want to ignore the option of hardware mixer control via MIDI.

Shouldn't MIDI control be integrated at the toolkit level (GTK/QT)
rather than having to do it in every app?


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