professional sound studio with freebsd, anyone?
michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Tue Jan 4 03:34:10 GMT 2005
On Tuesday, 4. January 2005 03:58, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 04:17:41AM +0200, Thanos Tsouanas wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 05:37:48PM -0800, Brooks Davis wrote:
> > > The OSS that sucks in Linux is mostly unrelated the the OSS drivers.
> > > The only relation is that the most trivial portions of the API are the
> > > same. Don't judge FreeBSD's sound system by other people's crappy
> > > implementations of the API.
> > The comparison was not between lin OSS and lin ALSA but between
> > fbsd OSS and lin ALSA but i do not take it for granted.
> > Do you use FreeBSD with OSS and works fine? Do you record?
> > Please let me know your software/hardware inventory and how well
> > it works for you.
> If you believe OSS as implemented in FreeBSD won't work for you, that's
> your call.
There is still confusion going on here.
OSS is the Open Sound System. It's a commercial driver suite available for
many platforms, including Linux and FreeBSD.
Since it's available for so many platforms, the API implemented by the Open
Sound System has become a de-facto standard for portable audio applications
on UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems (like Linux) and is also commonly
referred to as "OSS".
FreeBSD's soundcard drivers and audio subsystem (newpcm) implement large parts
of the OSS API - as does ALSA on Linux (ALSA additionally implements an
The "OSS is way worse than ALSA" sentiment is bullshit - it mostly refers to a
few obsolete drivers in Linux kernel source (which are derived from a very
old version of the OSS product, dating back to the mid-nineties). You can
easily test OSS - trial versions are available from http://www.opensound.com.
At the moment, OSS (the product) is also the only way to get MIDI support on
a wide range of modern audio devices on FreeBSD.
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