I can’t seem to find a combination that’ll allow me to use my USB microphone for input while also using my built-in soundcard for output, while using a QE62 laptop like this one: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GE62-6QD-Apache-Pro.html
and a microphone like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samson-CO1U-Studio-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B000PTF0E2 with Ubuntu.
Frankly, if I’d understood the graphics card I was buying properly I wouldn’t have brought this laptop at all. It has been a free-software pain. Hardest Linux install I ever did, and I was Linux in like 1998.
Audacity lets me just select the Samsung USB mic and plays back fine, giving up now on trying to make Aurour do so in time to record tomorrow.
I suspect Jack is mostly to blame, but when I select the USB mic for Input it changes the output to “none” and when I select the output to the inbuilt it unselects the USB output.
Gonna have to just use Audacity for actual recording now. Which is disappointing, and will mean extra editing work and less ability to play the existing dialogue lines to the new actor recording the next set. Might have to use my phone for that second bit I guess.
Could probably make it work on my main machine, but it’s fans are way too loud.
Anyone got any clues for next time? Probably too late for tomorrow now.