Ardour 6.9.0~ds0 “After Bach” (rev 6.9.0~ds0-1build1)
Intel 64 bits
Distro Ubuntu Studio 22.04
Sound Card : UMC404HD
I recently have a problem when recording : signals from my sound card output ports 1 & 2 are not received in ardour. (system.capture_1 and system.capture_2 showing no input signals)
I already checked with a live Ubuntu-Studio session on this computer and all inputs are well received by ardour in Ubuntu-Studio live session. So it is not a material default.
The pb seems coming from my istalled ardour configuration.
My question : Is there a way to reset ports assignments and settings to default in ardour ?
Thanks for your answers, best musical wishes to you all.
So the inputs show (Window > Recorder) shows the inputs, but they are silent?
If so check perhaps the hardware mixer of the device. In a terminal window run
<F6> to select the soundcard,
<F4> to show inputs, and check levels and enable.
When Linux shuts down, the mixer settings of all devices are saved (usually to
/var/lib/alsa/asound.state, and on [re]boot those are restored for devices present in the system.
However this is not possible when hot-plugging USB devices. When disconnecting a device it’s too late to save the settings and also initially the state is unknown.
I guess you may have booted with the device present and that caused the mixer to be reset.
You can try to manually force a save
sudo alsactl store.
There is no simple answer to that (short of saying buy a MacBook M1).
Some clues are found at The Ardour Manual - The Right Computer System for Digital Audio - but I suggest to start a forum thread here when the time comes and ask around what other use.
Thinkpads in general are a good choice, and if you’re on a budget you might get some cheap 2nd hand from refurbed.de refurbed.fr or similar sites.
Yes, right, I asked because I remember seeing 3 or 4 years ago a presentation of a small console with ardour embedded … I though it can be more devices available nowadays …
I will search a bit more for this type of device and probably create a new thread dedicated to this request.
Thank you Robin, wish you the best.
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