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FFT
FFT, or Fast Fourier Transform, is a numerical computational method that is used for displaying audio data as a spectrum of the different frequencies present.
I am running Ubuntu/Debian. How do I update to KXStudio without having to do a reinstall?
KXStudio is available as an installable download but its software repositories can also be added to a current installation of Ubuntu (version...
How do I find out which version of JACK I am using?
If you are on a forum or on IRC trying to troubleshoot an issue with JACK, you may be asked which version you are using. A lot of people that are using Qjackctl to control JACK, look for the version number there. This however is the...
What is the difference between JACK1 and JACK2?
JACK 1 and JACK 2 are equivalent implementations of the same protocol. In most cases, it doesn't matter which one you choose. unless you have a specific reason for doing so. A common misconception is that JACK 2 is a newer version, when in fact, both versions are developed alongside each other...
Will my audio interface work with Linux/JACK?
Any interface supported by ALSA or FFADO will work with JACK. List of known ALSA supported devices ...
How do I install audio plugins?
You can install plugins from your distro's software center or package manager. Search for LADSPA, LV2, DSSI and VST, which are the plugin formats supported on Linux. If you are using...
How do I convert an audio file to MP3?
Download and install Audacity and the LAME MP3 plugin. Open your audio file in Audacity and export it as an mp3. Use a...
What is IRC? What is it used for and how do I use it?
IRC, which stands for Internet Relay Chat, is a realtime chat facility that many open source projects use to discuss bugs, features, etc. This is useful as developers are often in different parts of the world and different timezones. It is a way for them to communicate and work on solutions in...
What is an xrun and how can I stop getting them?
If you get an xrun, it basically means that your systems CPU wasn't able to keep up with the information it was being fed from your soundcard. There are many factors at play. More information about the causes of xruns ...