Hey, fellow Mixxxers–
So, I got a fancy new toy - a Denon MCX8000 controller - thinking I could get it to work with Mixxx on Linux (yes, I like to live dangerously ). Fortunately, it seems I was right - with a big caveat.
Now, I said there was a big caveat. I think this is a Linux-specific problem, so if you use Mixxx on Windows or MacOS, you should be fine once the mapping is done. Anyway, the problem is that initially I was unable to get Mixxx to use the MCX8000 sound card for output. I have gotten it working, but I needed to make a minor modification to the kernel. So, not for the faint of heart. I’m going to get in touch with Denon about this, because it appears that the problem results from incorrect behavior on the part of their sound card. But I don’t imagine they would put much effort into fixing an issue that only affects Linux users. Anyway, for details about the sound problem and the kernel modification, please see this discussion on the ALSA users’ mailing list: https://sourceforge.net/p/alsa/mailman/alsa-user/thread/CAHhBTheZcQAt3HGF3XvaFyxD-9-fRc%2Bzmu1JD7E2KZSRs0EOYQ%40mail.gmail.com/#msg35680694.