Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk
From: Patrick Shirkey (pshirkey_AT_boosthardware.com)
Date: Sun Jul 18 2004 - 18:48:32 EEST
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
> 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
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
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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