[linux-audio-user] linuxsampler distortion?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Apr 5 16:40:12 EDT 2006


On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 15:01 -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've just tried out linuxsampler (well, qsampler really) for the
> first time, with some samples from Worra's Place.
> Everything seems to work but the sound is very distorted
> with every gig I've tried. Ugly nonlinear distortion, almost like
> a ring modulator.  Not at all subtle.  It happens even if I play
> a single note at low velocity.  Doesn't sound like xrun choppiness,
> and no other apps on this box make similar sounds.
> 
> 
> I'm using ALSA output, no Jack.

i'd wager 90% chance its a bug in linuxsampler. i would keep running
into this many times whenever i wrote ALSA i/o code until i wrote JACK.
even early versions of JACK would do it too. once JACK was fixed, i
never wrote such code again. 

--p




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