From: David Matthews <dmatthews@ma...> - 2004-10-17 12:00:17
1)Thanks for the advice about Rosegarden & Sudo
2)I have an sblive! and Rosegarden working fine with Jack. Should it be
possible to have audio playback as I record a second audio track? In other
words can I expect to do multitrack audio with this set up?
I compiled kamix, which seems to work better with the sound blaster than any
other mixer, and turned everything that looked relevant up, but no palyback
when I try to record another track.
3)If the answer is no, can anyone recommend a card that works well with alsa
and would allow multitrack recording?
From: Toni Arnold <toni__arnold@bl...> - 2004-10-17 16:28:28
> 2)I have an sblive! and Rosegarden working fine with Jack. Should it be
> possible to have audio playback as I record a second audio track?
> I compiled kamix, which seems to work better with the sound blaster than
> any other mixer, and turned everything that looked relevant up, but no
> palyback when I try to record another track.
Alsa-Jack-Audio seems to be very precarious in RG (and linux in general), even
if the soundcard supports full duplex audio. E.g. after updating some
alsa-or-whatever libraries(?), suddenly even multi-track playback within RG
works no more on my box :-(
If multi-track playback actually is working, Silvan recommended to use punch
in recording, as described in the thread
An alternative is to use ardour (http://ardour.sourceforge.net/) as recording
device, but I'm not happy with that separate solution (except perhaps for
mastering, but not for composing with a monotimbral synth).
> If multi-track playback actually is working, Silvan recommended to use
> punch in recording, as described in the thread
Yeah, exactly. It's a bug, but it doesn't look like we're likely to do
anything about it in the immediate future. Punch-in recording makes full
duplex audio dramatically more reliable.
I use an emu10k1 myself. It's better than most cheap soundcards.
I really haven't done a lot of extensive multitrack audio stuff simply because
I have no good way to hear a part without recording it. No headphone jack.
I have to use headphones on my Sound Canvas and try to jam along to a MIDI
track on both (all/multiple) parts, and it doesn't work very well getting
things to sync up and interact with each other properly. No way to solve
this one without new hardware, so I haven't solved it, and haven't done much
of anything with audio in recent months.
Reckon I need that JACK monitoring stuff, and a second soundcard, so I can
listen to that while recording on the first one. Or something. Dunno. I
don't have a decent microphone either, or this, or that, or the other.
Frankly, the last few months I've been getting back to my MIDI roots, and
haven't done diddly with audio at all. We'll see how much the electrified
acoustic guitar I'm getting for Christmas piques my interest in solving these
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <dmmcintyr@...>
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