[AG-TECH] Multi-channel audio and ALSA

Osland, CD (Chris) C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Wed Apr 10 10:38:49 CDT 2002

I've just started looking a bit more seriously at multi-channel audio
cards in the context of AG.  One reason is a general interest in spatial
placement of sound (audio follow video to misuse a term!) and the
other is as a way of underpinning the idea of a global gig.

It appears that ALSA drivers cover a wider range of multi-channel
cards than OSS, and happen to include a driver for the cards I have
in my studio, the Korg 1212 I/O.

Does anyone have comments concerning how the ALSA drivers work
in an AG context?  I note that amongst the applications, there are some
files in .../mbone/rat/... that may be relevant.  At this point I'm only
exploring audio under Linux, not Windows.

I don't want to pursue possible use of these drivers - when we are quite
happy with the OSS drivers - if there are any fundamental problems.


Chris Osland

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