I expect you get this a lot, but I’m having troubles.
I’m pretty much a Linux n00b, but have a very basic knowledge of it. I usually use Windows.
I imported a couple of wav’s to my linux (ubuntu) partition, and they play fine in the Rhythmbox player, but I hear nothing when I put them into ardour.
I’m rather stuck.
I can’t see anywhere in the menu’s a preferences box, or anything like in any software I use on Windows - so I can’t select a soundcard.
I’ve got a USB soundcard - and want the sound to come out through that, though I’m not even getting any sound the laptops built-in speakers. I CAN, however, plug a mic into the mic-port, and it records just fine.
In short - how do I go about configuring Ardour to use the USB soundcard?
Thanks for any help you can give,
in Ubuntu you normally use a program called “JACK” to handle your soundcard.
JACK handles the soundcard, and Ardour then only needs to connect to JACK.
So you need JACK.
Type this into your console:
sudo apt-get install qjackctl
Now you should find “Qjackctl” in your Applications and start it.
First start JACK, then start Ardour.
Report back on how that works.
Yep - I have that now. It still isn’t giving me any sound…
I went into the System menu, and altered all the in/out options to my soundcard - but it’s made no difference.
Master 1/2 out are connected to Playback 1/2 respectively.
A screen dump of my JACK consoley thing help?
I don’t know if the “Playback 1 and 2” are the laptop’s soundcard, or the USB one.
Thanks for the speedy response.
Good. Now we got JACK.
So what we need to find out:
- which USB-Soundcard you got
- and if it is properly working or not
- and then configure JACK the right way
- and then produce a platinum album
So - which USB-Soundcard is it?
Holy hell - here comes embarracement
I’m broke at the minute - so had to sell my 8x8, and now I’m just relying upon a Behriger UControl UCA200.
It’s got 2x phonos in, and 2 out. I’m not recording anything, so it’s no problem - I just need sound to come out of it.
I figured it would be working properly as it’s fine with jukebox.
How can I tell? Or are you about to tell me? haha.
Okay: Behringer U-Control UCA200
According to this posting http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=445823 and According to your Rythmbox-Experience -
your USB-Soundcard is working.
So now we need to configure JACK properly.
Qjackctl -> Setup -> Input Device / Output Device (on the right side of the Screen)
What Options are shown there - list them
(sorry for slow answering, am mixing at the same time, so maybe i won’t be back to soon)
Right - it was partly what you told me, partly my stupidity.
I went into JACK’s settings and looked all around - which was your part - but any changes I made had no effect.
My stupidity part came into it when I saw the “project options” when opening the program.
I changed it from “Internal Audio” to “USB Card”, and all’s good
One last thing though… What’s an “XRUN”?
XRUN is something like an X-TRA Life in Jump’n’Run-Games
No - unfortunately not.
XRUN are what you don’t want - it’s when your System is having Milli-Second-Black-Outs and not working properly.
But actually - i recorded a year long with thousands of XRUNs on every Session but never had any Problems with the resulting sound anyway (people might want to hang me for saying that ;))
ButBut normally you don’t want XRUNs, installing a Real-Time-Kernel helped with me.
Maybe simply clicking on the “Real Time”-Button in the JACK-Setup before starting might already help (JACK -> Setup -> Realtime in the top-left-corner of the window, activate that).
Okay - back to the Mix
If you have thousands (or even just one) xrun and can’t hear it you’re either legally deaf or you don’t have continuous sound. And by the latter I mean, if the xrun happens during a silent moment in the recording you probably won’t notice it, but if it happens during a loud moment you certainly will.
Yes, i recorded only silence - i forgot to say that
You can buy it on iTunes too: The Silence Tribute Collection I-VI.
Maybe i’m going to try to reproduce the XRUN-Error one day (i would have to go some steps back for that) - maybe it was just a Display-Error, i don’t know. Let me think about it - it was a clean Ubuntu 7.04 without RealTime-Kernel and with JACK and Ardour from the Repositories and Realtime-Option in JACK was turned off. Mmhh… …strange. Gonna check on that on a free day in the faaaar future Maybe it was a Display-Error in my VisualCortex? A Memory-Error in my internal Database? I guess i’ll simply forget about it.
Ergo: Nobody wants XRUNs.