[Alsaplayer-devel] effects and channels

Andy Lo A Foe andy@alsaplayer.org
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 19:28:59 +0200

On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 05:30:56AM -1000, Greg Lee wrote:

> Looking forward to the day when alsaplayer will be able to send
> data out to more than two channels and apply effects, perhaps on
> a per-channel basis, I thought I'd point out that midi files have
> a lot of relevant information in them.  Usually there are 16
> channels, occasionally 32, each with independent requests for
> left-right panning, reverberation, chorusing, and so forth.
> It would be a pity if alsaplayer's future architecture requires
> throwing most of this information away.

Yeah, I try to take that into account whenever I create new interfaces.
One of the post-1.0 plans is to support floating point data types and
multiple channels (not just stereo). But that is post-1.0 stuff...