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DBMix - Digital Audio Mixing System

DBMIX(7) Miscellaneous Information Manual DBMIX(7)


DBMix - Digital Audio Mixing System


dbcat [options]
dbfsd [options]
dbin [options]


The DBMix system is able to combine sound from various sources into a single audio stream. Think of it as a virtual DJ mixing desk. Mixing uses a Fourier synthesis algorithm to maintain sound quality in the output stream.
The dbfsd daemon serves as DBMix's backend--that's where most of the real synthesis work is done. Several clients allow to connect different audio sources to the backend. dbin links line-in, or microphone input from the sound card to DBMix. And there's dbcat, a pretty generic tool that redirects its standard input to a dbfsd channel. Actual DJ work is done using the graphical frontend dbmixer.
For an in-depth description of each application, see its respective man page.


dbcat(1), dbfsd(1), dbin(1), dbmixer(1).


This manual page was written by Daniel Kobras <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
August 8, 2002 Debian Sid