[linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sun Jul 18 11:48:32 EDT 2004


Olivier Guilyardi wrote:
> 
> Actually, I've used jackEQ a lot (http://jackeq.sf.net), it's pretty 
> _stable_, but you're limited to four channels.

Thanks. I have never had it die on me while performing live sets and 
once you understand the routing paradigm it's relatively straight 
forward to use.

I would love to be able to use two mice at the same time though. That 
would allow me to fade volume and tune eqs/fx just like on a real desk.

I have studied my habits while mixing and I very rarely have a need to 
tweak more than two knobs at once. Except for my delay pedal... but that 
can scare people ;)

> I really need a customizable number of channels.
> 

It will do this one day. Currently ardour, jack-rack, ssm, ams, pd, 
hydrogen or galan would be my recomendations to explore for more 
advanced control.

> Recently, trying the Hydrogen drum-machine (http://hydrogen.sf.net), I 
> just caught myself thinking : "that is the nicest mixer that has ever 
> run on my desktop". The buttons look and ergonomy are amazing, the small 
> led meters are _smooth_, and the whole takes _little_ desktop space. The 
> way it handles effects plugins is efficient too, I think.
> 

I agree. Hydrogen is one of the nicest LAD apps to look at and it seems 
very intuitive to use from my brief attempts.

I have half finished the addition of custom sliders to the interface 
based on code from galan but haven't had time to work on it for at least 
two months.

What I really need is for someone to finally release the Liblag - Linux 
Audio Gui Library.

Then we could attach our backend code to any gui lib and it should "just 
work"(tm).

We already have a starter for the automatically generated JACK ports 
menu in the jamin and jackEQ apps. Galan has the code for knobs and 
sliders. Steve has code for meters.. That's gtk2 covered.




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