Re: [ecasound] strategy for RT commands that produce audio dropouts?

From: Kai Vehmanen <kvehmanen@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Thu Sep 11 2008 - 01:19:09 EEST


On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, francis keyes wrote:

> I read in Ecasound's manpage that it is not possible to use the ctrl-select command on a
> connected chain setup without an audio dropout.  Does that mean there is no way to change
> controller parameters in real time without an audio dropout?

that's indeed true, "ctrl-select" is not part of the RT-safe command set,
and thus the engine is disconnected while the command is run.

However, there is no technical obstacle for changing this (i.e. making
"ctrl-select" RT-safe). So I'll put this on the todo-list...

But while waiting for that, I'm afraid "-kx" is the only thing that can
currently change controller values (doesn't really help unless you can use

PS I haven't yet looked at the possibly problem you raised with "-kx"
    in another mail...


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