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SubjectRe: Mac mini sound woes
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On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 11:22 +0200, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
> No. You didn't get it. I'm taking the view that mixing sound is simply
> a task you would typically love to make a DSP firmware do.
> However providing a DSP for sound processing at 44kHZ on the same
> PCB as an 1GHZ CPU is a ridiculous waste of resources. Thus most
> hardware
> vendors out there decided to use the main CPU instead. Thus the
> "firmware"
> is simply running on the main CPU now. Now where should it go? I'm
> convinced
> that its better to put it near the hardware in the whole stack. You
> think
> it's best to put it far away and to invent artificial synchronization
> problems between different applications putting data down to the
> same hardware device.

This is the exact line of reasoning that led to Winmodems.

Lee

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