[alsa-devel] caiaq driver: audio 4 dj and jackd

Daniel Mack daniel at zonque.org
Tue Dec 10 11:39:10 CET 2013

Hi Gabe,

On 12/10/2013 03:27 AM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
> On 12/04/2013 08:11 PM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
>> On 12/02/2013 08:00 AM, Daniel Mack wrote:
>> Suppose a 2nd PCM device is added that would allow 1-4 channel
>> playback/capture (call it "Multichannel Audio" or something).  This pcm1
>> would be mutually exclusive with pcm0 (I.e. while one is open you can't
>> use the other).
>> Existing applications using hw:n,0,0 and hw:n,0,1 see the exact same
>> interface/behavior.  The only failure mode is if the multichannel PCM is
>> in use.
>> Applications using multichannel work-flows would use hw:n,1.
>> While it's not a "just works" solution -- directing users to hw:n,1 is a
>> whole lot better than teaching them how to set up a multi plugin.
> I'm considering buying one of these Audio 4 DJ devices to make this 
> change.  Would you be willing to take a change like this?

Well, yes. The longer I think about it, the more I believe it would be
worth a try how such a modified driver behaves.

I might do it myself, but it'll take a while until I can start working
on it. If you are willing to help, I'd happily test a patch :)


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