Subject: RE: [ecasound] problem with chain operators connected to multiple chains
From: Kai Vehmanen (kai.vehmanen_AT_wakkanet.fi)
Date: Sat Aug 21 2004 - 13:19:00 EEST
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Stuart Allie wrote:
>> Yup, this is a feature. 'cop-add' does not support adding operators to
>> multiple chains. I'll add a warning about this to the docs.
> Did this behaviour change some time in the past? It's just that the man
> page for ecasound says:
> -a:chainname1, chainname2, ...
> Selects active signal chains. All effects, inputs and outputs
> following this '-a' option are assigned to selected chains
> (until a new -a option is specified).
Oops, that is indeed incorrect -- fixed in CVS and to the online version.
That text dates back to the first versions of Ecasound which had no
concept of interactive mode nor ECI. :) I guess in the very early versions
you could add to multiple chains, but is was removed quite early on.
Thanks for noting this!
> And the examples page has an example of applying -ea: to 2 chains at
True, also a very old example and definitely incorrect. I posted a fixed
example (using the loop device) to the web (the 'Mixing' section):
Let me know if you can spot more of these in Ecasound docs.
> I notice that ao-add *does* work with multiple chains.
Yes, adding inputs and outputs to multiple chains is the key mechanism
when routing audio from and to Ecasound chains.
> Also, perhaps it would be useful to issue a warning if a command line
> chain setup does try and do this.
Yes, this should be added.
-- http://www.eca.cx Audio software for Linux!
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