Another Amateur (Advice on a configuration)
ricardolameiro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 18:41:47 BST 2010
maybe take a look at jack mixer.
2010/9/29 Mike Holstein <mikeh789 at gmail.com>
> if you have the hardware, and easy way to do this on the software side
> would be to have a separate machine, some cheap laptop would do the job, and
> some kind of mixer... you could route the track into the mixer from
> whereever, and a microphone, and pipe that into the machines sound card that
> is running BUTT... that would combine the sources and doesnt depend on JACK
> at all... you could do this with a CD or mp3 player too with a mixer going
> into one computer (if you prefer the one computer rig)... even in JACK, its
> going to be challenging if your using an onboard sound card... you might
> think about splitting the channels left and right and thinking about it more
> like a 2 track audio device... put the music on one input (mono) and the mic
> on the other, and mix those in something with JACK and output to whatever...
> now that i think about it, IDJC would be nice actually because it blends the
> music and a mic input.. why was that not working for you? the mic latency
> didnt match the track?... i have only noticed the mic input in IDJC and
> didnt really try using it..
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Mike Dickson <
> mike.dickson at rivendellnh.com> wrote:
>> On 09/29/2010 12:25 PM, Mike Holstein wrote:
>> IDJC is quite nice, but probably not the best tool for the job... im
>> unclear as to what the goal is exactly... will you always be playing the
>> track and singing over it locally?? if so, the latency should be a
>> Yes, sorry, I didn't supply enough details. Basically its me singing over
>> a pre-recorded music track streaming into a shoutcast server (which I
>> already have running remotely). So basically I need to mix a prerecorded
>> stream with my voice and broadcast that to an external shoutcast server.
>> i would say the best way to do this would be darkice from JACK to an
>> icecast server... i think the easiest way to do this would be using the
>> B.U.T.T. (broadcast using this tool) client... IF you need to play the file,
>> and have others *not* on your local network sing over them, i would
>> suggest looking at netjack or jacktrip, (but those are difficult to get
>> going) or the simpler http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ ... mumble is
>> cross-platform too...
>> Mumble is interesting and I can think of some creative uses for that with
>> SecondLife but thats overkill for what I need now. I'll have a look at
>> darkice and B.U.T.T. In the past I had issues trying to figure out how to
>> get the stream *into* BUTT but I'll have another look.
>> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Mike Dickson <
>> mike.dickson at rivendellnh.com> wrote:
>>> Hi! I'm trying to set up a configuration to stream "karaoke" style
>>> audio (into SecondLife for a open mic performance). I have jack running
>>> (and pulseaudio running through it) and have used IDJC successfully to
>>> stream. I really haven't been able to use that to sing live because I
>>> get a small but very obvious delay in the vocals. I thought there must
>>> be a way to do software mixing similar to what you'd do in hardware:
>>> that is playing the karaoke track over headphones and adding my voice
>>> mixed down to one stream, then thats fed to IDJC. If I have to I can
>>> pre-record the tracks though I'd really prefer a live setup if possible.
>>> Can anyone offer any suggestions or pointers to howto's to set up a
>>> system for live performance like this?
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