How to play audio tracks?


Hi there.

I am interested in playing a song and play bass over it, for practicing with earphones. Can this be done?


Hey, yes, but not via MODEP GUI - you should be able to use a command line utility like mplayer to start playback of a media file, make sure to configure such utility to use the JACK backend, so the audio is mixed together with MODEP audio.

You can either start the utility manually via ssh, or script The Button to start playing the song.


Playing an audio file via terminal (i.e. via SSH is super easy).
If it’s a standard wav file, you usually just type

aplay filename.wav


aplay is definitely a useful utility for audio playback via ALSA, but in order to play an audio file while still using MODEP, some utility compatible with JACK backend must be used.