Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] real-time audio effects (was: plugging a bass guitar in a linux box)
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 23:24:59 EEST
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
} 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
} Ok, now I've strayed far enough from the subject :) Have fun.
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