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== Move to jack2 ==
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Fedora 14 moves from <code>jack</code> to <code>jack2</code>, formerly called <code>jackdmp</code>.  <code>jack2</code> offers many improvements over previous versions available in Fedora.  Current <code>jack</code>-capable programs can take advantage of these improvements without modification.
* <code>jack2</code> takes advantage of multi-processor or multi-core systems.  The result is fewer audio glitches when more than one <code>jack</code>-enabled program is run.
* You can now modify connections without interrupting the audio stream.  This means that you do not need to stop recording or playback in order to change how your programs connect to each other.
* "Asynchronous" activation prevents audible audio glitches.  If a program does not provide a sample in time, <code>jack2</code> automatically repeats the previous sample.  The old <code>jack</code> server would have produced an audible glitch, but with <code>jack2</code>, you may not even hear the missing sample.
* You can use <code>jack2</code> and <code>PulseAudio</code> on the same computer.  When the <code>jack</code> server starts, it automatically takes control of your audio hardware from <code>PulseAudio</code>.  When the <code>jack</code> server stops, it automatically returns control of your audio hardware to <code>PulseAudio</code>.  There is no longer a benefit to removing <code>PulseAudio</code>.
The move to <code>jack2</code> is another example of the behind-the-scenes improvements that are a part of Fedora 14.
== gtick ==
New to Fedora14, '''gtick''' is a metronome application supporting different meters and speeds up to 1000 bpm.  Review the details at
== Qsynth ==
'''Qsynth''' is a graphical front-end for the <code>FluidSynth</code> software-based MIDI synthesizer.  '''Qsynth''' lets you take advantage of the full capabilities of <code>FluidSynth</code> more easily.  You can change all aspects of a <code>FluidSynth</code> setup, and even run multiple instances of the <code>FluidSynth</code> synthesizer, from within one '''Qsynth''' window.
'''Qsynth''' is explained in Chapter 10, "FluidSynth" of the new ''Musicians' Guide''.
== Musicians' Guide ==
With Fedora 14, the Documentation Project introduces a new user guide about music and audio software.
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