Hi Steve,

The issue with audacity is that it is not enough to go to jack and go and tell it to take the output from another source and record it. You also need to go into Audacity's preferences and tell it to use JACK. It wants to record from ALSA directly by default. It is one of the challenges of doing audio in software on any platform. The OS has an audio preference setting. Each app has its own audio preference setting and routing software like JACK also has preference settings. A preference missed in any of those places can mean no recorded sound.

Dave

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:45 PM, steve conrad <steve.x.conrad@gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry if my ardour remarks gave the impression that I thought I needed
ardour to get a recording. I know it's an audio routing issue. Problem
is,  bouncing the master signal to a rosegarden input causes
rosegarden to lock up (on my system, anyway). And audacity seems a bit
daft at finding the signal. Presumably this has something to do with
using it as the default recorder in RG. For instance, audacity's
effects menu just lists RG's plugins while RG is running and things
like fade out or fade in are out taking a smoke. Think using anything
but audacity and screwing around with jack's path bay will solve the
problem.

Thanks for the help.

On 3/20/11, david <gnome@hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> I'm sure Ardour is worth it, but I disagree with the phrase "small
> amount of time" to get used to it. It think it is very complex software
> and not at all easy to learn unless you're already an audio engineer.
>
> steve conrad wrote:
>> Thanks for the info.
>>
>> I'll have to set aside some time to figure out ardour.
>>
>> On 3/19/11, Al Thompson <biggles58@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> On 03/20/2011 01:07 AM, steve conrad wrote:
>>>
>>>> In the end, I just stuck a jumper cable from my headphone jack to my
>>>> line in and dumped it onto an RG audio track. But surely there's a
>>>> more elegant solution available.
>>>>
>>> Use qjackctrl to do this.  In the patchbay, connect RG's master outputs
>>> to two RG inputs, and enable those to record.
>>>
>>> Learn Ardour.  It's well worth the small amount of time it takes to get
>>> used to it.  It was actually far more intuitive to me, since it is based
>>> much more closely on an actual audio mixer/recorder.  I actually sync
>>> Ardour and RG together using the jack transport and do all of my audio
>>> stuff in Ardour, while using RG as a sequencer and synth host.  I've
>>> found this to be the best of both worlds for me, and the best workflow.
>>> I greatly prefer to mix in Ardour anyway, and by doing it this way, all
>>> of the audio is already there and a rough mix is done.
>
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