[PD] Fuzzy input level........?

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Wed May 19 19:16:43 CEST 2004

This is a problem of the linux driver. You can listen to the input,
because it is wired "directly" to your output, but you are not able
to get clean sound into your computer under linux. This happens with
lots of cheap soundchips for laptops (actually I never had a laptop
where sound input worked ), and its because the driver developers
under linux do not have enough information about the chip, in the
most cases. It might be different dependent on which driver you
use (OSS or ALSA).


On Wed, 19 May 2004, chun lee wrote:
> hello:
> Thanks for your reply.
> Ummmm, I think my laptop's adc is ok because the input sounds fine outside
> of Pd (but the fuzzy recording problem applies to all my other linux audio
> apps). Am I making sense? I mean I can listen to the input ok, but once its
> recorded or put through Pd's adc~, it becomes fuzzy.  Also, my machine is
> dual boot with Windows, listening and recording the input is also ok in
> Windows.
> Any ideas?
> Many thanks again
> Yours
> On 19/5/04 5:15 pm, "IOhannes m zmoelnig" <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> > chun lee wrote:
> >> Hi there:
> >>
> >> Just a quick question. I am running Pd in Fedora on a toshiba laptop. I have
> >> just tried taking sounds from the laptop's audio input. I just made a simple
> >> adc~ connects to dac~ to hear the input sound.
> >>
> >> The sounds appears to be pretty fuzzy or clipped no matter how I adjust the
> >> levels in the volume control of fedora.
> >>
> >> Any idea anyone?
> >
> >
> > well, it could just be your laptops adc.
> > for instance, when i use the adc~ on my laptop (which only has mic-in
> > (no line-in)) i have a noise about -20dB.
> > apart from tapping directly on to the microphone-slot this makes it
> > quite useless for me...
> >
> >
> > mfg.asd.r
> > IOhannes
> _______________________________________________
> PD-list mailing list
> PD-list at iem.at
> to manage your subscription (including un-subscription) see
> http://iem.at/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pd-list

More information about the Pd-list mailing list