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  1. I've been cobbling an audio project for a while. Some hardcore audio nuts out there with expensive audio suites and racks of sound adjustment gear. I am not one, yet. Been banging my head for a while over the audio rendering from onboard audio cards in most stuff (i.e. portables, droids, icrapples, ARM devices, etc.).... The fidelity of such, tends to be horrendous and dimensionally blah. Not like I run fancy stuff, but it's painful to listen to moreso with each passing year. Plus all the compression hell. This lead me to discovering DACs which are for my use, mainly, USB tethered audio cards with upscaling. They range from Chinese < $20 blah versions to $10k DACs. Bunches of them in the hundreds of dollars area. My question for you lads, folks around here using DACs... What DACs have been good and which blah for you? I am interested in test driving some.
  2. Anyone here using any ARM-based CPUs for doing audio encoding? Can be something in a datacenter or it can be something on your desk. Interested in MP3 encoding mostly and LAME based. Looking to see what anyone is squeezing out of ARM platform on performance, especially with the multi core boards. Tried earlier ARM based single cores and have been very underwhelmed. Was lucky to achieve 1-1 ratio of playtime of the recording vs. time to re-encode the audio. Since it takes 100% CPU, isn't feasible in any way. Looking to leverage ARM solution due to power consumption and flexibility there, plus ability to run silent / fanless in a small form factor. Anyone?
  3. G'day chaps! I have this pile of computers, tablets, "smart"phones, etc. Audio galore. Most of them have the sound output with built in speakers that is laughable and annoying. Prone to inducing terrible sound and headaches. Historically I had a pile of cables that went to a mixer and the mixer to a satellite speaker setup. That worked but is moderately painful to look at and rewiring ends up being annual job. Plus ability to mix enough things for output at once gets tricky unless you have a big ugly complicated many channel mixer. Goal is to get steady audio output when I want it with everything piped into satellite or similar real speakers. Of course, great to shut some things up, while notifications from the phone are mandatory for hearing usually. Anyone out there doing/recommend something related to simplify or improve this sort of thing?
  4. Been struggling with this one. My system detects my soundcard, yet, here I sit with no sound. Screenshots and command outputs below: Ran: alsamixer ~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia HDA NVidia at 0xfce78000 irq 21 1 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfe9ec000 irq 42 2 [CA0106 ]: CA0106 - CA0106 Audigy SE [SB0570] at 0xac00 irq 16 ~$ lsmod|grep snd snd_ca0106 38027 2 snd_ac97_codec 106942 1 snd_ca0106 snd_hda_codec_hdmi 30824 2 snd_seq_midi 12848 0 snd_seq_midi_event 13316 1 snd_seq_midi snd_hda_intel 26259 2 snd_rawmidi 23060 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_ca0106 snd_hda_codec 78031 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi snd_hwdep 13186 1 snd_hda_codec snd_pcm 68083 5 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_ca0106 snd_page_alloc 13003 3 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel,snd_ca0106 snd_seq 45126 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi snd_seq_device 13176 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi snd_timer 22917 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm snd 52889 19 snd_timer,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_ca0106 ac97_bus 12510 1 snd_ac97_codec soundcore 13065 1 snd Upon request I did this: nano $HOME/.asoundrc And made this: pcm.!default { type hw card 2 device 3 } ~$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 2: CA0106 [CA0106], device 0: ca0106 [CA0106] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 2: CA0106 [CA0106], device 1: ca0106 [CA0106] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 2: CA0106 [CA0106], device 2: ca0106 [CA0106] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 2: CA0106 [CA0106], device 3: ca0106 [CA0106] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 ~$ sudo cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia HDA NVidia at 0xfce78000 irq 21 1 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfe9ec000 irq 42 2 [CA0106 ]: CA0106 - CA0106 Audigy SE [SB0570] at 0xac00 irq 16 And here I continue to sit, without audio.