native sound tools in FreeBSD?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Sat May 21 11:16:43 UTC 2011

Hi again,

On Sat, 21 May 2011 00:36:24 +0200
Torfinn Ingolfsen <torfinn.ingolfsen at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Quick question: do we have any sound tools in FreeBSD that are
> considered "native" (in other words, that comes with FreeBSD, without
> installing any ports)?
> I'm thinking of tools like these: 

Somedays, my thinking isn't at its best. A simple 'cat' or redirection
works well for this purpose:
"record" from dsp1 and playback on dsp0:
cat /dev/dsp1.0 > /dev/dsp0.0

record to file, with playback while recording:
tee soundfile.test < /dev/dsp1.0 > /dev/dsp0.0

and playback of the file afterwards:
cat soundfile.test > /dev/dsp0.0

And it all works. Nice!

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