[linux-audio-user] real-time audio effects (was: plugging a bass guitar in a linux box)

RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net
Sun Jul 4 16:24:59 EDT 2004

A list for today:




On 04-Jul-2004 Robert Jonsson wrote:
}  söndagen den 4 juli 2004 12.12 skrev caffeine:
} > Hi list,
} >
} > Thanks to everyone who answered to the previous thread. I played around
} > a bit with ecamegapedal, and I have to say I'm amazed by the
} > performances on this box (an old celeron 400...)
} >
} > Now I'm thinking about using it as an effect rack (it might actually
} > look good on stage (somewhat nerdish, but I like nerdish stuff (and
} > lisp))). I've looked here and there for interesting software to use but
} > I'm kinda lost. Ecasound seems like the thing I'd need, but I'm
} > wondering if I'm not missing something (there is a plethora of free
} > multimedia software out there (maybe more than closed source ones), but
} > it's difficult to locate the thing you need).
} >
} > So basically my question is, what do you people use for effect
} > processing on live instruments ? I'm pretty sure there are lots of nifty
} > things to do, I just don't know where to start...
} >
} > And thanks again for your previous replies.
}  I think ecasound would be an excellent choice, especially as you are low on 
}  CPU and ecasound does not require guis and such stupid things. :)
}  Do remember that ecasound supports LADSPA plugins so you are in no way
}  limited 
}  to the built in effects of it.
}  Other alternatives could be Jack-Rack (which is also for LADSPA effects) if 
}  you fancy GUIs. I think there are some ready-to-go boxes on Dave Phillips 
}  site also, for guitar, you know: <comp><dist><mod><del><rev>. But I haven't 
}  tried any so I might be mistaken.
}  One thing to think about, that I don't know the best solution for, is if you
}  want to alter the parameters in realtime. To get Wahwah or some cool organic
}  modulation effect. 
}  First you need an interface to an external pedal, which isn't so hard, they 
}  generally produce midi. But I'm not sure about the best software. You'd 
}  basically want an effect rack with midi-in.
}  Possibly there are some small midi only app that can be used to remote
}  control 
}  ecasound...
}  Ok, now I've strayed far enough from the subject :) Have fun.
}  /Robert
}  -- 
}  http://spamatica.se/music/

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Date: 04-Jul-2004
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