[chuck-users] audio source in linux

Loscha loscha at gmail.com
Sat May 3 02:10:37 EDT 2008

I'm not a linux user (I don't even have it on a system at home)

But I've seen someone using

copy dev/harddrive01 dev/snd01

and it produces gobbledygook into the sound card.
You can copy the system random number generator to the dev/sound too.

I would assume you could then use a program that's a pipe/filter to do
audio processing in the command line interface.

Is that the train of thought you're on?

On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM, AlgoMantra <algomantra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apologies if I sound bloody ignorant in this:
> I gather that most linux-based audio programming systems would be
> playing with some basic interface provided by the system. I wonder
> for instance if some basic sounds can be produced using the shell
> or some kind of very rudimentary program that instructs the sound
> card to, say, produce a square or sine wave. As it is a stream of numbers,
> I wonder what is that underlying process which converts it to sound?
> If I'm not wrong, both pure data and ChucK would be using this
> same underlying system in Linux. Can anyone elucidate with
> an example? I'm just trying to look beneath the surface here...
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