[LAU] audacity alternative?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Jun 12 05:12:43 UTC 2010

cal wrote:
> On 11/06/10 23:57, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>> I use the build-in sound card which is advertised as
>> the NVIDIA MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio.
>> I know I should buy a more sophisticated card but boards like the
>> Terratec DMX6fire24/96 or M-Audio Delta 410 have prices here in Holland
>> which are way over the prices you pay (€189,00 is the cheapest).
>> Moreover I use it to edit using headphones as audio output for computers
>> is, in my opinion very bad or you use a pair of studio monitors (I use
>> Yamaha 60 W as output boxes for my E-piano for use in small rooms. As
>> I'm a jazz-pianist and people prefer to listen so you don't need
>> decibels to go over crowd noise!). But those are expensive.
>> My jack settings are:
>> /usr/bin/jackd -dalsa -dhw:0 -r44100 -p1024 -n2.
> The humble hda can perform ridiculously well for what it is. I'd recommend
> replacing the '-n2' with '-S -n3'. The '-p1024' should be able to go 
> down to
> '-p256' (or even lower) as well.

Also, I think the HDA's native rate is 48000, not 44100. At least the 
ones in my two laptops are.

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