[LAU] ShowQ - "a QLAB for Linux"

Jostein Chr. Andersen jostein at vait.se
Thu May 14 08:25:17 UTC 2015

On 2015-05-13 23:37, Michael Jarosch wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 13.05.2015, 17:03 +0200 schrieb Jostein Chr. 
> Andersen:
>> The problem here is that I so far, never managed to patch
>> the channels to one output each to the sound card. Maybe someone 
>> here
>> can explain how to do it?
> It took me some time to get behind it, also, but it's quite simple, 
> if
> you know, how to do it. (As always :) )

Thanks Michael!

I was thinking wrong and had only problem with the patching. For some 
reason, I was pushing the buttons horizontal and vertically in stead of 
the obvious diagonal pushing:

2 X
3  X
4   X

At the moment, ShowQ is my pick and it's still in the Ubuntu Multiverse 
repo as of Ubuntu version 15.04.

I hope this program will continue to be at least maintained, but 
hopefully developed further and that this project and Linux Show Player 
can benefit from each other.

Linux Show Player do really have the right GUI and end user perspective 
in mind; an in house mixer or any other person can hardly do anything 
wrong with it when the heat turns up. All the the person in charge has 
to do is to click at the song and then the song plays with useful clear 
visual feedback. But it really has it's technical limitations on a 
little bigger projects with it's lack of multichannel and real Jack 
support. I will investigate Linux Show Player further in case I missed 

ShowQ has the ability to deliver everything one basically needs for 
backing tracks in a live situation, that's why I will stick to it now. 
And small details like the fact that the space button starts the que but 
can't stop it shows that the program's author really has been in this 
situation or has been thinking right.


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