OK, hello, I’m a new user. I’ve installed Ubuntu Studio on my machine, and the machine has an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard (which runs from hw1,0 as the motherboard also has a soundcard which runs on hw0,1). I have a microphone plugged into the M-Audio soundcard through a pre-amp. All I’d like to do is to mess around with recording sound from the microphone into Jack. I think I understand the basic principles, but I’ve only occasionally got it working, and I’m not sure what I did.
Basically, when I add a new track, and edit the input settings (in the mixer window), I’ve got the option to add inputs from two tabs “ardour” and “system”. Even if I add all of these, I don’t seem to be able to record any sound (i.e. no change to the levels when I hit the record button in the mixer). Now, I’ve occasionally got this working, but I think it was when there was an extra tab in the available inputs marked “alsa”, but I’m not sure how I got that tab to appear, or how I lost it.
So, my first question is, am I supposed to be using the input from alsa, rather than system, with my setup?
Secondly, if the answer to the first question is yes, then how is it possible to get the alsa tab on the available connections window? I presume the problem lies with Jack. When I type jack_lsp into a terminal, the output I get is:
ardour:Audio 1/in 1
ardour:Audio 1/out 1
ardour:Audio 1/out 2
Presumably there should be an alsa_pcm entry there, right? Does anybody know how I might go about getting it?
If I’m on completely the wrong track, please also let me know, I’m a bit of a beginner at this…