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NAME

       xwax - Digital vinyl on Linux

SYNOPSIS

       xwax [options]

DESCRIPTION

       xwax  is  vinyl  emulation  software for Linux. It allows DJs and turntablists to playback
       digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and more), controlled using a normal  pair
       of turntables via timecoded vinyls.

OPTIONS

       The  ordering of options is important. Most options apply to subsequent music libraries or
       decks, which can be given multiple times.  See the EXAMPLES below.

       -l path
              Scan the music library at the given path.

       -p path
              Load a playlist at the given path. This operation is identical to scanning a  music
              library except that the order is defined by the output of the scanner executable.

       -t name
              Use  the named timecode for subsequent decks. See -h for a list of valid timecodes.
              You will need the corresponding timecode signal on vinyl to control playback.

       -33    Set the reference  playback  speed  for  subsequent  decks  to  33  and  one  third
              revolutions per minute. This is the default.

       -45    Set the reference playback speed for subsequent decks to 45 revolutions per minute.

       -c     Protect subsequent decks against certain operations during playback.

       -u     Allow  all  operations  on  a  deck  during playback. This is the inverse of the -c
              option, and is the default.

       -i path
              Use the given importer executable for subsequent decks.

       -s path
              Use the given scanner executable to scan subsequent music libraries.

       -h     Display the help message and default values.

ALSA DEVICE OPTIONS

       The following options are available only when xwax is compiled with ALSA support.

       -a device
              Create a deck which uses the given ALSA device (eg. plughw:0).

       -r hz  Set the sample rate for subsequent decks.

       -m milliseconds
              Set the ALSA buffer time for subsequent decks.

JACK DEVICE OPTIONS

       The following options are available only when xwax is compiled with JACK support.

       -j name
              Create a deck which connects to JACK and registers under the given name.

       xwax does not set the sample rate for JACK devices; it uses the sample rate given  in  the
       global JACK configuration.

OSS DEVICE OPTIONS

       The following options are available only when xwax is compiled with OSS support.

       -d pathname
              Create a deck which uses the given OSS device (eg. /dev/dsp).

       -r hz  Set the sample rate for subsequent decks.

       -b n   Set the number of OSS buffers for subsequent decks.

       -f n   Set the OSS buffer size (2^n bytes).

CONTROLS

       The  playback  of each deck (direction, speed and position) is controlled via the incoming
       timecode signal from the turntables.  The keyboard provides additional controls.

       Record selection controls:

       cursor up, cursor down
              Move highlighted record up/down by one.

       page up, page down
              Scroll the record listing up/down by one page.

       left cursor, right cursor
              Switch to the previous/next crate of records.

       tab    Toggle between the current crate and the 'All records' crate.

       To filter the current list of records type a portion of a record name.  Separate  multiple
       searches with a space, and use backspace to delete.

       Deck-specific controls:

       Deck 0   Deck 1   Deck 2
       F1       F5       F9       Load currently selected track to this deck
       F2       F6       F10      Reset start of track to the current position
       F3       F7       F11      Toggle timecode control on/off
       C-F3     C-F7     C-F11    Cycle between available timecodes

       The  "available  timecodes"  are  those  which have been the subject of any -t flag on the
       command line. "C-" means a keypress is combined with the 'Control' key.

       Audio display controls:

       +, -   Zoom in/out the close-up audio meters for all decks.

EXAMPLES

       2-deck setup using one directory of music and OSS devices:

              xwax -l ~/music -d /dev/dsp -d /dev/dsp1

       As above, but using ALSA devices:

              xwax -l ~/music -d hw:0 -d hw:1

       2-deck setup using a different timecode on each deck:

              xwax -l ~/music -t serato_2a -d hw:0 -t mixvibes_v2 -d hw:1

       As above, but with the second deck at 45 RPM:

              xwax -l ~/music -t serato_2a -d hw:0 -t mixvibes_v2 -45 -d hw:1

       Default to the same timecode, but allow switching at runtime:

              xwax -l ~/music -t serato_2a -t mixvibes_v2 -d hw:0 -d hw:1

       3-deck setup with the third deck at a higher sample rate:

              xwax -l ~/music -r 48000 -a hw:0 -a hw:1 -r 96000 -a hw:2

       Using all three device types simultaneously, one deck on each:

              xwax -l ~/music -a hw:0 -d /dev/dsp1 -j jack0

       Scan multiple music libraries:

              xwax -l ~/music -l ~/sounds -l ~/mixes -a hw:0

       Scan a second music library using a custom script:

              xwax -l ~/music -i ./custom-scan -l ~/sounds -a hw:0

HOMEPAGE

       http://www.xwax.co.uk/

AUTHOR

       Mark Hills <mark@pogo.org.uk>

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