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by nikgnomicradio
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Installing Ubuntu Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Installing Ubuntu Studio

I prefer to do partitioning before installing
then choose manual install option ('do something else')
because automatic installs can create a different partition layout

there is not usually much difference either way to how partitions are created
by nikgnomicradio
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Utility to show the load of each CPU ?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Utility to show the load of each CPU ?

I have xfce4-taskmnager that looks similar

but use conky to display CPU information and also temperatures/fan speed on desktop
by nikgnomicradio
Tue May 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Best current Ubuntu for KXStudio
Replies: 31
Views: 1652

Re: Best current Ubuntu for KXStudio

This is bad news for me; I've just installed Ubuntu Studio last weekend and was about to add the KX repos (and amongst other things I wanted to use Cadence instead of Ubuntu Studio Controls). Do you remember where you read that? Do you have a link maybe? Erich Eickmeyer from Ubuntu Studio has said ...
by nikgnomicradio
Sun May 05, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Trying to get microphone audio levels right
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Trying to get microphone audio levels right

MXL BCD-1 Polar pattern:Cardioid Sensitivity: -54 dB re 1 V/Pa Impedance: 600 ohms Zoom U22 Input gain: 0 – 43 dB Input impedance: 2.6 k Ω (MIC) 484 k Ω (Hi-Z) Cardioid is more forgiving than a super-cardioid, but still have to keep close and on-axis with this mic -30dB level seems low, but the zoom...
by nikgnomicradio
Sat May 04, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Trying to set up a second sound device for Pulse programs
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Trying to set up a second sound device for Pulse programs

can add any amount of Pulseaudio sink/source connections with 2 basic commands pactl load-module module-jack-sink pactl load-module module-jack-source use command more than once and can have multiple sinks/sources helped a friend on arch-based distro recently to get rid of duplicate sinks/sources wi...
by nikgnomicradio
Thu May 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Best current Ubuntu for KXStudio
Replies: 31
Views: 1652

Re: Best current Ubuntu for KXStudio

KX Studio developer is on a break until later in the year and there does not appear to have been any updates for KX released since Ubuntu 19.04 came out so for KX packages may be better sticking with 18.04 LTS Ubuntu Studio 19.04 has a new package 'Ubuntu Studio Controls' for JACK appears to be very...
by nikgnomicradio
Thu May 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Need help setting up a live show..
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Need help setting up a live show..

icecast for audio streaming (shoutcast if ok with closed-source and want extra features like auto-dj background player when not on air) you can find some free stream hosting, but most have limitations that may make it difficult to integrate to a website: limited time/bandwidth or inserting their own...
by nikgnomicradio
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 dead silent in Debian (no PA)
Replies: 26
Views: 2195

Re: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 dead silent in Debian (no PA)

About speaker-test . Calling it without arguments causes my builtin, onboard (it's a Thinkpad laptop) soundcard to kick in. upon which everything works. To actually force ALSA to use USB interface, I have used: speaker-test -D plughw:USB you probably don't need to use 'plughw:' (but it should still...
by nikgnomicradio
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Ubuntustudio 19.04 Jack Gui with new functionality
Replies: 33
Views: 3015

Re: Ubuntustudio 19.04 Jack Gui with new functionality

Ubuntu Studio was nearly dropped as an official Ubuntu flavour after 18.04. is good to see the project rejuvenated and innovating I'm mostly curious about Ubuntu Studio Controls (the reason for this thread, which somehow escaped me before). It looks like a nice user-friendly alternative to Cadence o...
by nikgnomicradio
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: New guy here and already struggling with Jack!
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: New guy here and already struggling with Jack!

getting JACK to start ok can be tricky first time around but it is usually a one-time thing to find the right settings for your hardware many JACK packages will start JACK when launched but can't cope with Pulseaudio sharing audio devices so it is better to use a JACK manager application before othe...
by nikgnomicradio
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Are there affordable microphones that last for decades?
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: Are there affordable microphones that last for decades?

The Q7 is what most people go for, and it works ok for some voices but the Q8 is a better option Samson Q8 - Supercardioid (2.5 mV/Pa; 50 - 16,000 Hz) SM58 - Cardioid (1.85 mV/Pa; 50 - 15,000 Hz) Shure mics do not push enough millivolts if an audio interface has only about 50dB gain in the preamps T...
by nikgnomicradio
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Are there affordable microphones that last for decades?
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: Are there affordable microphones that last for decades?

Any idea what might be an affordable non-phantom power mic like the Shure SM58? Samson Q7 is very like the SM58 There is also a Q8 (allegedly a copy of Shure Beta 58 but never had the latter to compare) bit more than the Q7 but prefer the sound of it the Samson mics have neodymium elements and are ...
by nikgnomicradio
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Does anyone write a python JACK patchbay customized for one's own setup?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Does anyone write a python JACK patchbay customized for one's own setup?

I looked into aj-snapshot before posting this thread. aj-snapshot doesn't do what I want. qjackctl comes with a GUI which I don't want to see at all. I want a daemon that can be run on a headless server. what do you require that is lacking from aj-snapshot? aj-snapshot has a -d or --daemon option a...
by nikgnomicradio
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to remove a connection in patchage.
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: How to remove a connection in patchage.

No keyboard shortcuts in Patchage

left click on 2 connected points to disconnect
or right click one connection point and select 'disconnect'
by nikgnomicradio
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: m-audio Audiophile 2496 PCI - and getting nowhere...
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: m-audio Audiophile 2496 PCI - and getting nowhere...

In the Playback tab of the system "sound setting" display I have two volume control sliders 1) identified by a speaker icon and the words "system audio" 2) identified by a firefox icon and the words "audioIPCserver : audiostream [i]on[i] and three choices in a box a) builti...

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