Sorry for the long delay --- I appreciate all the feedback. Mostly, to
be honest, I've vented about audacity many times amongst friends and
maybe it wasn't the most appropriate place to do so, on this list. It's
really a decent program, which is why I keep trying to use it.
Audio on linux has come a long way recently. With the exception of csound and
various tracker clones, there really wasn't anything of merit on linux
up until a few years ago. SoX and snd unfortunately, even after
painfully upsampling, never gave production quality results. Now
granted, audacity doesn't either yet as my grado RS-1's and my baudline
output can definitely discern the difference between my the C programs
I wrote and audacities equivalents. I don't know too much about your
test suites, but do you use reference sounds and then put them through
filter chains and compare outputs? I keep record of the nature and rate
of quality deterioration for all the algorithms I write. I was working
on a system at one time of making them variable because as you probably know, if
resources are of no concern, you can gaurantee 0 deterioration for a
large set of operations. But that's another topic.
I thank you for your time and feedback, sorry for the long winded
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 09:30:11AM -0500, James P. Girard wrote:
> Obviously, I expressed myself badly. My intent wasn't to be rude. I
> was actually agreeing with his statement that age is no excuse for
> ignorance about computer matters, by pointing out that it cuts both
> ways -- that while there are older people who HAVE learned about such
> things, there are also younger people who haven't.