I am new to Ardour and professional audio. I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone and wired headphones. For some overdubbing, I’d like to set up monitoring on the headphones while recording with the Blue Snowball.
I have a choice between ALSA and JACK on Ubuntu Studio 19.10. I chose ALSA.
When choosing an input, I select “Blue Snowball”, and then the output defaults to “None”.
If I try to change the output to “Intel HDA” (the built in audio interface for the wired headphones) it changes the input to “Intel HDA” as well. From what I could find, it appears that using different sound cards for input/output is not supported due to different clocks.
I am willing to acquire new equipment if I need to. Am I doing it wrong? What is the standard/proper way to accomplish this?