Beginner needs help with JACK and PulseAudio/ALSA


I am completely new to Linux audio configuration.

My goal is to be able to transcribe songs using the following:

  1. getting Electric bass sound using APC Key 25 MIDI controller with Ardour 5.12.0 while
  2. simultaneously listening to playback of slowed-down tracks using software like PlayItSlowly or Transcribe!.

I have been trying to accomplish this for the last couple of days using Ardour forums and Stack Exchange with no success.

I also have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface if that may be of any help in setting this system up.

Any ideas?

Thank you

IIRC, Playitslowly has a wav export function. You could then import the wav inside Ardour for further work.

Any particular reason you want to use Ardour for that? Seems like you should be able to use a soft-synth and the transcription software playing through PulseAudio. Ardour is a great DAW, but if you do not want to record and manipulate audio then it seems like a needless complication if you just want to play a synthesizer and an audio application at the same time.