Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] real-time audio effects (was: plugging a bass guitar in a linux box)
From: Robert Jonsson (rj_AT_spamatica.se)
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 14:16:34 EEST
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
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
Ok, now I've strayed far enough from the subject :) Have fun.
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