Start recording on sound input

Hi, I wish to start recording when the armed track detects the first input signal.

How could I accomplish that?

Thank you so much!

Ardour comes with a plugin (really a Lua script) “Voice/Level Activate”. You can add that to any track, and as soon as there is any audio signal detected the transport starts rolling.
There is a level control, by default the signal needs to exceed -6 dBFS (a loud clap), but you can set this.

You first have to record-enable the session. Perhaps Preferences > Transport > Keep record-enable engaged on stop will also come in handy.

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Thank you so much for your invaluable assistance!

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