Exploring the JACK sound server system



The JACK audio server offers a professional sound alternative for the Linux desktop.

Most Linux users know that a server provides services, whether on one machine or on a network. The purpose of a server is to eliminate the need to directly access these services at the application level. For example, an X server manages access to and control of the video services of the computer’s graphics chipsets, relieving user-level application developers of the burden of programming for those services directly.

An audio server manages access to the capabilities and services of the installed audio devices. These audio devices include soundcards, on-board audio chipsets, and any other audio hardware (such as telephony hardware, combined A/ V cards, television, and radio boards).

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