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

chun lee leechun at leechun.freeserve.co.uk
Wed May 19 19:31:36 CEST 2004


Thanks for your help, I kind of suspect this might be the case but I was not
sure of it. 

So I guess, this is the problem I had to live with it unless there is driver
for it that works better with the soundchip I got.

Thanks again



On 19/5/04 6:16 pm, "guenter geiger" <geiger at xdv.org> wrote:

> 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).
> Guenter
> 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
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