Okay so disclaimer, this isn’t actually an Ardour question but the Ubuntu forums seem to be dead nowadays and all the googling in the world isn’t getting me anywhere…
I am specifically using a Focusrite 18i20, but I don’t think that’s the problem. My music production work with Ardour is great, no problems.
But when I am just using a computer for whatever, listening to audio files in Audacious or watching a video, ALSA/pulse will not let me use the Scarlett as my soundcard. In the pulse audio “Volume Control” the only option under the “Output Devices” tab is the “Built-in Audio Analog Stereo” i.e. my internal soundcard. The Scarlett is listed in the “Input Devices” tab, and in the “Configuration” tab I have tried to assign the profile of “Multichannel Output” to see if that made a difference but alas it is the same.
Does anyone use their USB/Firewire soundcard as their normal soundcard using ALSA and if so… help, pretty please?