Re: [ecasound] Miscellaneous things again

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Subject: Re: [ecasound] Miscellaneous things again
From: Kai Vehmanen (
Date: Fri Aug 18 2000 - 19:47:15 EEST

On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, S. Massy wrote:

> everyday) with ecasound but I don't really know where to start; set
> the card's mixer, ecasound's paremeters themselves, etc. I was

Here's what I use:

- script files for setting different mixer-settings (nowadays I don't
  really need these)
- 'testilevel' script for setting the input-level
- two script files for actual work; one for recording and one for mixing

-- testilevel --
ecasound -c -b:256 -m:normal -f:16,2,44100 -a:1 -i /dev/dsp0 -o /dev/dsp1 -ev


-- record -- #!/bin/sh ecasound -b:128 -c -r -f:16,2,44100 \ -a:1 -i current_mix.wav -o /dev/dsp1 \ -a:2 -i /dev/dsp0 -o new-track.wav --

-- mixdown -- ecasound -r -m:normal -b:1024 \ -a:1 -i bass-synth-dc.wav -eas:150 \ -a:2 -i hiida-drums.wav \ -a:3 -i nuffy_guitar_e-dc.wav -eas:180 \ -a:4 -i bluv-synth-dc.wav -eas:700 \ -a:5 -i arpjep-synth-2.wav -etr:400,1,70 -eas:200 \ -a:all -o current_mix.wav # -a:all -o /dev/dsp --cut--

That's about it. When I want to record a new track, I make a mixdown of the already recorded tracks with 'mixdown' script. Then I edit the 'record' script with a new file name and execute it. When mixing, I edit the 'mixdown' script until I'm satisfied with the mix.

> I have a small request also, small but it would be very useful. As of > now there's no way to put comments in the chain-setup files (ecs), at > least "#" doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to put comments in the > chain-setup files? If not, would someone other than me need this?

Hmm, this should be an easy addition. Only setback would be that if you save the chainsetup with ecasound, you will lose all comments. As chainsetup files have a very loosely defined file format, ecasound wouldn't know where to put your comments when saving. But if you just use 'cs-edit' or other external ways of editing, you should be fine. Would this be enough?

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