Questions about audio hardware and software in Linux and other UNIX operating systems.

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How should can I set up a machine dedicated only to running ZynAddSubFx syntheziser?

I'd like to set up a Linux machine dedicated only to run the soft synth ZynAddSubFx or Yoshimi (and receive midi data for ditto). The synth should start automatically when I switch on the power. I'd ...
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How to remote Linux desktop with audio support

I have a Debian PC (Server) and I would like to remote this machine from one client (Windows, Ubuntu,..) and be able to hear the sound from the server. I tried some tools (Radmin, RealVNC, but I ...
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Audio cd doesn't play

I'm trying to play an audio CD in Debian but each time I insert the CD, while there appears an icon with the CD in the screen, when I try opening it I get the message: Failed to mount "Audio CD". ...
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bdl_pos_adj: set IRQ timing workaround for hda-intel

I get following errors in my logs: kernel: snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj Google found some old posts here and ...
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Create SOX batch script to extract first 15 seconds and rename multiple files in folder

I have a folder with several MP3 files that I need to extract 10-15 seconds of audio from. I would also like to rename these by appending sample-(name).mp3 to the converted files. How can I do this ...
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Is it possible to have a separate audio for selected application with PulseAudio?

Currently I have single audio card (actually it is part of motherboard). I have installed PulseAudio, Skype, and other software. What I would like to do is buying second audio card (because I suspect ...
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How do I check if sound card is in use and, if possible, which process is using it?

I want to know if a program is using my sound card without my knowledge. I thought about building a program that uses low-level device driver code to do the trick, but am now interested in seeing if I ...
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Awful sound through speakers in Elementary OS

I just recently installed Elementary OS Freya on my Alienware 14, double booting with Windows 8.1, but I've come against a new problem, the sound that comes out the speakers is just awful, just too ...
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal?, instead of clicking the speaker icon in the topbar, the reason I want need to do this is because my keyboard does not have a volume ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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avconv: remove audio stream, keep audio and video synchronized

I have an AVI file with one video and three audio streams. I would like to discard two of the audio streams, keeping only one. I tried to do so using avconv (v11.3-6): avconv -i in.avi -map 0:0 -map ...
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VLC surround to stereo problem

I noticed a problem with certain video files where speech volume component is just too low. I googled a bit and it seems that the problem is that it tries to play surround sound on stereo speakers and ...
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Ubuntu Studio problem with WINEASIO: Press play - Nothing happens

I have managed to install WINEASIO on my ubuntu-studio 14 , it finally appeared under the ASIO list in both Reaper and Ableton 9, running on play on linux. Both are 32bit. qjackctl seems to be running ...
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How to detect peaks in audio file?

Given a several minute Wave file with short clicking sounds at semi regular intervals, how would I go about getting millisecond timestamps for each of the clicks? I'm trying to verify the accuracy of ...
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Sound output changing automatically

I'm trying to solve this problem for days. When I'm listening loud(around 100%) music, system is changing output device from Analog Output to Headphones output. Headphones output is not even available ...
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How to create the spectrogram of many audio files efficiently with Sox?

I have a bunch of audio files and I would like to create the spectrogram for each individual file using Sox. Usually, for a single file, I do this: sox audiofile.flac -n spectrogram However I don't ...
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Disable beep/chime in Secure Shell in Chrome OS

How do I disable the beep/bell sound that is emitted in Secure Shell in Chrome OS? When certain commands fail, such as pressing backspace on an empty command line or on a failing tab autocompletion, I ...
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How to burn lossless music to a CD?

I have a bunch of lossless files (.flac and .ape) that I would like to burn on a CD to listen to on any standard CD player (in my old car's for example), but I am unsure how to do it. Specifically I ...
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BeatsAudio Driver for Linux using laptop model HP Envy M6

Back when I was on Windows 8, I installed the Beats Audio driver for Windows and everything sounded so clear and beautiful. I'm running Linux now (specifically Mint) but I wouldn't know how to install ...
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How to switch off my laptop speaker when headphones is plugged

I've Kubutu 15.04 then KDE Plasma 5 and my laptop speaker doesn't switch off when headphones is plugged. Here my alsamixer snaptshot: My laptop is a ASUS N550L My sound card I found with lspci: ...
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How do I capture audio from interactive webpages using VLC?

I'm trying to capture an audio video feed (screen-cast) from my web browser and all screen-casting options I tried have the same issue: No sound is captured Platform I'm using a near default ...
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urxvt- play mp3 instead of beep

Does anyone know how to make urxvt play a mp3 file in replacement of a system beep? My PC does not have a pc speaker so I need a way to make terminal notifications go through sound card.
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amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument

Everytime i start my debian7, the error message pop out: amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument root@localhost:~# lspci |grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 ...
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How to make Alsa Loopback device to work in Puredata

I'm trying to route an audio signal from an Airplay source (with Shairport-sync) to Puredata. To do so, I created a Loopback Device in Alsa. Then I set this virtual device as Shairport's output like ...
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Can I create a buffer file with arecord?

I need to record some sounds from my audiocard to make a stream(Nothing special in this just trying new things), but I can't make the arecord play direct on it, so can I create a buffer file where the ...
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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any ...
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Embedded Linux USB Audio Issue

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Sound problem (chipset ALC280 and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64)

I recently installed Debian Wheezy and sound doesn't work (glitches/distortions). Output of lspci -v | grep -A 6 Audio: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wellsburg HD Audio Controller (rev 05) ...
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Why does qjackctl come up with gray windows, no GUI?

I ran qjackctl a while ago. The window came up gray, no GUI controls. I tried killing it, and using xkill. It went away, but ps still shows qjackctl. About fifteen of them! For I had attempted to ...
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No sound with audio jack

I am using a Debian wheezy on Netbook eeepc 1001px After last kernel update When I plug the audio jack, I can here the electric charge but no sound when I remove it the internal speaker works ...
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Debian ARM on SG2 no audio

I started using Debian Linux Deploy on my Android. Communicates via VNC. I have a problem when running audio file with mplayer. Got the following error: roott@localhost:/home# mplayer ...
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Plug dmix into JACK

There are several guides of how to use JACK with ALSA dmix plugin, like this and this. All of them suggest to route the JACK output through dmix, which causes a latency to the jackified programs. To ...
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Using FFMPEG to stream to Twitch.tv with desktop audio?

I've been trying for the last hour or so to stream to Twitch.tv with desktop audio in the stream. Currently, I'm able to use this to get a video to display on Twitch: #! /bin/bash INRES="1280x800" ...
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How can I use ALSA dmix and multi plugins together?

I'm playing with a console sound visualiser which wants its own ALSA device to listen on. I'm editing ~/.asoundrc. I know I'll need the multi plugin to split the sound data onto separate devices. ...
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End recording once silence is detected

I've been using something like this up to now: End sox recording once silence is detected But now I'd like for the audio source and recording mechanism to be separate. I can get the source as an ...
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how do applications communicate via sockets

On my computer audio works sometimes and sometimes not. I want to troubleshoot this. First I verified I am using pulseaudio. I did this by strace'ing the pulseaudio process: [pid 2289] send(28, ...
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Alsamixer has extra things that won't go away

While trying to put a "pre-amp" slider into Alsamixer, using /etc/asound.conf, I managed to get it wrong several times. Each time I changed something in /etc/asound.conf and restarting ALSA, I wound ...
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Share alsa capture device with alsaloop

I'm trying to 'share' the microphone input such that programs can have access to it. Initial naive attempt. In one terminal: alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:0,0 -t 500 -c1 -A 5 -T-1 --resample -v In ...
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Issues with arecord command

I'm having some mixed results with the arecord command in the terminal. The hardware I'm using consists of the Cirrus Audio Card for the Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to record a 24-bit 192kHz sound (from ...
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What and how is the encoding of a raw (headerless) audio file?

I have done this: me@riverbrain:~/sgf$ echo "test" | text2wave -otype raw -F 16000 >> test.raw which produced a headerless audio file. The wonderful thing about this file is that it can be ...
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How to use sox or ffmpeg to detect silence intervals in a long audio file and replace them by zeros (aka suppress background noise)?

I have a long audio file that was created by concatenating many short files. I would like to detect silence between the speech segments (just a threshold is enough for my purposes) and replace them by ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 14.04: suddenly stopped

The sound suddenly stopped working in my Ubuntu, so I googled and followed this link but it doesn’t work to me. Output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Fedora - Integrated microphone not working

I just installed a fresh Fedora 21, my system is now up to date. Now, my problem is that my integrated microphone is not working. I tried several different fixes that doesn't work (install and ...
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Linux support for RTP-MIDI?

I have been spoiled by the ease with which I can connect my iPad up to MIDI applications on my Macbook using the native support for midi-over-the-network (apparently RTP-MIDI) provided by the CoreMIDI ...
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Change audio volume on the right device

I'm trying to change the master output volume of my USB DAC (PCM 2704). When doing aplay -L I get: null Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture) default:CARD=ALSA ...
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No on-board sound on Dell Optiplex SX-280 post Linux Mint Petra Install

Not sure this fits in here.. We recently installed Linux Mint Petra on this small-form-factor dell desktop. The weird thing is, the sound does not work on board, but works on a speaker connected to ...
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How to turn off internal laptop speakers when external speakers / headphones are connected in Elementary OS?

In the eOS settings I see no option to make internal speakers turn off when the external jack is connected.
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How do I set the output port on my audio card?

My audio card has two ports, for clarity I'll call them the 'speaker' and 'headphone' port. In windows, the audio control sees two separate ports, and I can switch back and forth between speaker and ...
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Raspbmc audio Scarlett 8i6 I/O

I am trying to get RaspBMC to play audio through a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 soundcard but so far I cannot play any music through the default interface. I have tried checking the external audio ...
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JACK pitch shifting

I like to play along with songs coming from firefox on my MIDI keyboard, so I have Pulseaudio routed through JACK as detailed here. But a lot of the time, especially in older recordings, the pitch ...