After a long time I’m trying to use again Renoise on Linux. I didn’t follow any particular instructions, just installed it, so I don’t have a real time kernel and not even Jack. Anyway, aside complaining about real time, it works. The problem is that I noticed that the audio is played mostly on the right channel. I tried with different songs, so it’s not that I set some pan effect or anything. It happens the same even on a newly created xrns and even for a single sample. Looking at the phase meter, every time a note is played I can see the cursor going all the way to the right.
I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an Asus U36S, and this is the default soundcard I’m using:
lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio"
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 1ba3
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
Memory at df000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied><br>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel<br>
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel<br>```
Did you check your system mixer settings? I had something similar once, where I
forgot I had the PCM or Master channel in the alsamixer panned a bit to the left.
Does it happen with other audio programs too? (mp3 player, youtube…)
Also, did you wash your right ear? I had a problem once, i didn’t know why but for months my audio was… just kidding
How’s that Asus, other than the ear…uh i mean panning problem?
Ok, thanks for the interest and the answers. I didn’t really understand what was the problem but apparently it disappeared (I think after the reboot). Don’t know if I can reproduce it, in case I’ll keep you updated.
About the Asus: in general I’m quite happy with it, but I mostly use it to work. The experience with Renoise was not really that good. Maybe it’s my fault, but I often have cpu overloads and I always have problems with the intel soundcard. Neither in windows nor in Linux I can have Renoise playing together with youtube or any other player. Maybe it’s a normal behavior, not sure, but it’s quite annoying.
It also tends to heat up a lot, often.
Luckily my ears are fine and I keep them clean. You should too. And don’t forget to brush your teeth too
you can archieve that in linux quite easily if you use jack server for audio output in renoise. in ubuntu all you should have to do is install pulseaudio-module-jack package. that makes pulseaudio which is the standard sound server in ubuntu output to jack server.
And remember, to disable jack support, use --jackoff on the command line
You just wanted to say that didn’t you?