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What is Jacks and how do you compile it?

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espman2
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Hi. I'd like to know what jacks is, and also if I go to use it it says NOT COMPILED, whatever that means. I'm using windows xp, and I've read some of the online stuff, but it seems it's mostly for a different operating system. Anyone have any help on this? thanks. Oh yeah, when I click on the tutorial or the manual, no words come up, just some of the pictures. I've tried uninstalling and re installing at least twice to no avail. Is there an online tutorial someplace that will print? Thankyou.

Brian
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JACK is a fantastic connections program which is made for Linux and Mac. As far as I know it will not work in Windows.

JACK allows you to connect all your audio programs together graphically. This means you can record your Hydrogen drum beats in a recording program like Ardour.

It is worth installing Ubuntu Studio and using JACK, Hydrogen and the many other programs that come with it. You might be intimidated by Linux, but Ubuntu Studio is actually very user friendly. It can be used as a very "point-and-click" operating system just like Windows but will give you far better audio results.

Check out my blog for lots more information, the link is part of my signature.

Hope it helps,
Brian

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