[ubuntu-studio-devel] PA in audio production - was: A survey if you don't mind

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 15:11:09 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>

> Hi,
> when Will Godfrey posts the final analysis of his poll, I will ask those
> who don't use Jack or ALSA for audio production, for the reasons that
> they don't use Jack or ALSA. I dislike the idea of making two sound
> servers Pulse->Jack the default of a distro for artists and I fear that
> a few users aren't aware about the possible drawbacks when using this
> combination.
> Regards,
> Ralf

who is confused about what? the pulse to jack dbus is actually something
that is in answer to user's requests. personally, its the first thing i
disable, since, i am not interested in pulse audio running when i am
running jack. i tick the tick box in the misc tab in qjackctl before i even
run jack for the first time. but, there are many other users who use
applications that do not have jack by default. if you need the pulse to
jack dbus, you need it.. and its there by default in ubuntustuduio to give
users access to typical desktop applications in jack. it *does* add
overhead and latency, and there are drawbacks.. but, if the user wants
pulse support in jack, this is a nice way to get it..

as for "professional" work scenarios.. if a user is "working", and wants to
use pulse.. then, that *is* a professional scenario where pulse is being
used. i dont want/need pulse running in my professional situation, and dont
use it.. but many want it, and are welcome to use this great addition to
ubuntustudio and linux audio.

ralph, would you prefer a wiki page that states the *actual* facts about
the "drawbacks" or overhead of running the dbus? are you trying to get it
set by default that the dbus is not on?

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