[ubuntu-studio-devel] Audio

Dennis Schulmeister-Zimolong ubuntu-studio at windows3.de
Sun Jan 15 16:22:12 UTC 2017

Hi Ralf,

On Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:56:52 +0100
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> For experienced audio users and novices willing to learn your app is
> crap. The target group are users who don't have a clue and who are
> unwilling to learn. You need to make it easy for them, but actually
> you make it harder, by mixing jack settings, with settings that are
> not directly related to jack and by providing the same choice jack
> provides. Don't!
> Provide a first choice, 1. music production, 2. other
> audio productions (radio etc.) and 3. audio for anything else. Don't
> provide to chose between PA bridge and things like this. Disable PA
> for music production and enable it for other audio productions and
> don't launch Jack at all, for anything else.

I can't help but find your answer here unfair and biased. All in all I
think the proposed UI really helps to make things easier, not only for
people who are "too lazy to learn the details" and options like ALSA
MIDI or PA bridge are not as unreasonable as you think. They are
options anyway.

I agree with you on the 32-bit bit depth setting. Other than that I
like the proposed UI much better than what you are suggesting here. In
fact your proposal is an even more "dumb" UI. What's the difference
between music and audio production anyway? Where do you know from, that
I don't also need low-latency in an audio production context? Or that I
don't need to listen to some web-audio on my monitor speakers while
working on a new song? You don't, and that's why the original proposal
gives me the choice to enable the features I want, while striping away
some of the more obscure jack parameters.


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