Provided by: dbmix_0.9.8-6_i386 bug


        dbin - Connect sound card input to DB Fourier Synthesis daemon


        dbin [options]


        The  dbin tool allows to connect a sound card’s input channel to dbfsd.
        Both dbin and dbfsd are part of the DBMix project, a digital audio mix‐
        ing  system.   dbin is needed to mix in data from a microphone, or from
        an external audio device plugged into the line-in jack.
        The audio device used  by  dbin  must  support  full-duplex  operation.
        Also,  this  device  must  not  be used for the master or cue output of
        dbfsd.  Otherwise, dbin will output but an empty audio stream.


        -8     Input  data  comprises  of  PCM-coded  8bit  unsigned   samples.
               (Default: 16bit signed samples.)
        -a dev Connect to audio device dev.  (Default: /dev/dsp.)
        -c n   Connect  to  channel n of dbfsd.  (Default: first channel avail‐
        -d     Print out debug messages to console.  (Default:  debugging  dis‐
        -h     Print summary of available options.
        -l     Audio  input  is  a line-in source.  (Default: input is a micro‐
               phone source.)  source.)
        -m     Input data is  a  mono  stream.   (Default:  interleaved  stereo
        -r rate
               Input data is sampled at rate Hertz.  (Default: 44100Hz.)
        -s     Send  output  data  to stdout.  (Default: Send output to dbfsd.)
        dbcat(1), dbfsd(1), dbmixer(1), dbmix(7).


        This manual page was written by Daniel Kobras <>,  for
        the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).  It is heavily
        based on DBMix’s README file written by Robert Michael S Dean.
                                 August 6, 2002                        DBCAT(1)