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by CrocoDuck
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Gah....
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Gah....

turning pulseaudio off, is virtually impossible, for anyone without any real linux know how. For Ubuntu and other distributions using systemd, to stop Pulseaudio for current session: systemctl --user stop pulseaudio.socket pulseaudio.service Replace 'stop' with 'start' to turn it back on without re...
by CrocoDuck
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Linux Distro to make music with an old PC
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Linux Distro to make music with an old PC

Thank you so much. I was thinking to give a try to Puppy Studio. Do you know? What do you think about it? Open Source development of Puppy Studio ceased in 2011. As far as I am aware, Puppy Studio is now Studio 13.37 , a commercial distro. Announcements of new Studio 13.37 versions are often made i...
by CrocoDuck
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: A question about reverberation effect
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: A question about reverberation effect

Just for the curiosity I have compared various free software (open source) reverb with the standard one provided by the proprietary Bitwig DAW (I just tried the trial version of this DAW on GNU/Linux). I am not a specialist in reverberation DSP, but I can say that the result from Bitwig sounds obvi...
by CrocoDuck
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?

[ +0,017013] usb 1-1: cannot get ctl value: req = 0x83, wValue = 0x806, wIndex = 0xd00, type = 4 [ +0,000003] usb 1-1: 13:0: cannot get min/max values for control 8 (id 13) [ +0,000154] usb 1-1: cannot get ctl value: req = 0x83, wValue = 0xb01, wIndex = 0xd00, type = 4 [ +0,000001] usb 1-1: 13:0: c...
by CrocoDuck
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Gah....
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Gah....

Few comments/ideas I got from reading your latest post. Also, turning pulseaudio off, is virtually impossible, for anyone without any real linux know how. Yes, the thing constantly spawns back as it has socket activation. I do not think that PulseAudio is a game killer nowadays, though. I have been ...
by CrocoDuck
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Maintaining a Real Time Stable Kernel
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Maintaining a Real Time Stable Kernel

This is exactly the kind of thing I mean. I don't doubt it helps - but please, (as a thought experiment), consider that someone coming to Linux from another OS, and who sees the utility of a PC as a tool to make music, rather than as something they can endlessly take apart and reassemble in differe...
by CrocoDuck
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Maintaining a Real Time Stable Kernel
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Maintaining a Real Time Stable Kernel

I have the impression that Windows DAWs are better in distributing the load to multiple cores. Maybe it's more complicated to do that with JACK on Linux. That can be tuned by using CPU affinity. For example: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_MRG/1.3/html/Realtime_Refe...
by CrocoDuck
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Adam Grills Copyright Trolls
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Adam Grills Copyright Trolls

Hi there!

Though some of you could be interested in this video from good old Adam smashing some rotten copyright dispute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ytoUuO-qvg
by CrocoDuck
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?

This seems to be removed in the latest versions of QuickScan. But just out of curiosity - What are those extra checks, that appear if you give the IRQ value properly? As far as I am aware, the IRQ checks are still included in the latest version (me from the future: yep, they are, just checked). The...
by CrocoDuck
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?

Nachei wrote:Thank you for the responses. The video is unfortunately unwatchable, at least for my eyes/screen :roll: I can't distinguish what the terminal says.


Aw no! I will perhaps make a better one in the future.
by CrocoDuck
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Where do you "Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ"?

I put a video on YouTube some time ago about this. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJbzWAVV198
by CrocoDuck
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: System grinds to a halt when memory runs out
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: System grinds to a halt when memory runs out

I guess the first step will be to create some test programs to reliably reproduce the problem. About this, I think the stress command does the job for you. For example, in the past I used this: stress --cpu 4 --io 4 --vm 4 --vm-bytes 2048M What it does is noted down in this review on my blog .
by CrocoDuck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Gah....
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Gah....

As for name calling, all I did was point out that it is in breach of what is the accepted opensource software 'contract' to publish some software that exclusively incorporates some package at the expense of some other project. It limits freedom, not something to be encouraged. I'm not sure I agree....
by CrocoDuck
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...

Jamesf wrote:Well, in practice it's almost disconcertingly plug-and-play class-compliant, so at least I leapt to a correct conclusion.


Nice one. I will keep mackie under the radar from now on.
by CrocoDuck
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Looking for a good quality Audio interface... for cheap...

To replace it in the medium term, I bought a Mackie Producer 2x2, partly because they make a point of explicitly supporting Linux. For €109, I'm impressed - that thing's good! For as long as you can get by on 2 ins, 2 outs and MIDI in/out, it's worth seriously considering. That's interesting! Is it...

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