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Multichannel Audio Devices and Linux (not a love story)

August 15, 2023

Something has been bothering me for some time since moving to PipeWire on my Linux boxes, and that is the way multichannel audio devices are handled. As we all know (and loath), Linux audio is complicated and terrible, but the upshot is that it gives us a lot of control and the possibility of extremely low latency — critical to realtime audio recording, processing, programming, etc.

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Two SuperCollider FM Synthesis Projects

April 8, 2023

I just posted my second SuperCollider FM Synthesis project to GitHub, a pedagogical extension of a great DX7 “clone” for the SuperCollider language. The project…

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Running A University Linux-based Audio Lab: Part 5 — Nightmares and Light

January 21, 2023

Imaging a University lab is fun and profitable! Learn how!

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A Flawless Linux Audio Experience…

November 30, 2022

I’m not just an emissary for Linux Audio, like everyone else who relies on it and extols its (few) virtues, I’m also its biggest detractor.…

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Pipewire and JACK on Arch Linux

May 27, 2022

This is a quick post to talk about my recent experience configuring Pipewire and JACK on Arch Linux. Now, I’m not an Arch adherent and…

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It’s Worth Learning to do it Yourself

May 5, 2022

In this post I will attempt to convince you, dear friend, to take the hard way and learn to do whatever new/onerous thing you need to learn in order to facilitate your work, rather than relying on someone else to do it for you.

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