Skip to content
recording on a comp...
 
Notifications
Clear all

recording on a computer + linux ????

31 Posts
9 Users
0 Likes
4,602 Views
curious_bob
(@curious_bob)
Estimable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 90
Topic starter  

Anybody successfully do it?

I have a korg pandora and I figured I could just run the sound through that and then into the line in of my soundcard. BUT, I don't know how to record.

Ideas?


   
Quote
banre
(@banre)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 414
 

Yup, I do it all the time. Grab a copy of audacity and let it rip. Also, make sure in your mixer setup that it is setup for line in, I had to figure that one out to begin with.

If you have problems after getting audacity and checking the other stuff, let me know what distro, audio drivers, etc you are using.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net

Unseen Evidence
UE Reverb Nation Page


   
ReplyQuote
oktay
(@oktay)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 345
 

Lunix ? what's that a cartoon character ? :P

oktay


   
ReplyQuote
curious_bob
(@curious_bob)
Estimable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 90
Topic starter  

thanks


   
ReplyQuote
kingpatzer
(@kingpatzer)
Noble Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 2171
 

It's doable, but barely. Really you're very much crippling yourself compared to what is achievable on either Windows or Mac with commercial software.

Audacity is nice (and all a beginner needs), but you can't do half of the things with it that you can with commercially available professional software.

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- HST


   
ReplyQuote
banre
(@banre)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 414
 

Agreed, very much so, King. And if I needed to go the professional route, you can bet I would have a dual processor Mac with pimped out display, great monitors, the works. That would be fun to have even as an amateur, but the price make it a bit prohibitive.

As it is, I just need the basics, and I get all that from audacity. It does everything on Linux that it does on Windows. My computer isn't a tool for recording, it's a tool that happens to be able to record, as well.

Unseen Evidence
UE Reverb Nation Page


   
ReplyQuote
curious_bob
(@curious_bob)
Estimable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 90
Topic starter  

banre, I am having trouble getting the line in record to work. Any tips?

In the device setup, the only devices that show up are /dev/dsp


   
ReplyQuote
Nick Torres
(@nicktorres)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 5381
 

Choices, choices....

You can run Audacity or Kristal on linux no problem. They are probably enough for 90% of your recording.

You can go to sourceforge and find a lot of other apps to do a lot of other things. BeatMonkey for instance.

If you so desire you can run virtual machines on linux to allow you to execute windows apps.


   
ReplyQuote
banre
(@banre)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 414
 

What distribution are you running? Using KDE or GNOME? What mixer control are you using, Kmix?

Also, audio drivers I assume are ALSA?

When I get home I'll look at my mixer settings, that was the problem for me, but I don't remember exactly what it was. I'll have to check.

Unseen Evidence
UE Reverb Nation Page


   
ReplyQuote
oktay
(@oktay)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 345
 

Any of you guys try ardour?

http://ardour.org/

oktay


   
ReplyQuote
banre
(@banre)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 414
 

Thanks for the link, ok. Never seen that. I'll give it a run through tonight!

Unseen Evidence
UE Reverb Nation Page


   
ReplyQuote
paul donnelly
(@paul-donnelly)
Noble Member
Joined: 20 years ago
Posts: 1066
 

I've tried Ardour. It seemed nice, although ugly, and fixed a recording bug that Audacity has (maybe just on my comp) which forces me to record in stereo (go figure) to avoid getting garbled recordings when there's other tracks playing as I record. Audacity is a great way to start out though. You can get a lot done with it, and a lot of our Windows users are using it too.


   
ReplyQuote
banre
(@banre)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 414
 

I have that same bug in Audacity as well. I don't even think about it anymore :D

I see on the ardor site that they are porting to GTK2, so that will hopefully fix some of the ugliness.

Unseen Evidence
UE Reverb Nation Page


   
ReplyQuote
oktay
(@oktay)
Reputable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 345
 

Ditto on gtk2. It should make the interface a lot better looking. As for the audocity problem, I have that too. Oddly it seems to work when I play the track using some other software (like beep-media-player) while recording through audacity at the same time. Probably meaning it's not a problem with the sound card or the sound subsystem (alsa).

Oktay


   
ReplyQuote
curious_bob
(@curious_bob)
Estimable Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 90
Topic starter  

What distribution are you running? Using KDE or GNOME? What mixer control are you using, Kmix?

Also, audio drivers I assume are ALSA?

When I get home I'll look at my mixer settings, that was the problem for me, but I don't remember exactly what it was. I'll have to check.

I am using Gentoo Linux + FVWM + ALSA (w/ DMIX)

edit:

ok I got it working.


   
ReplyQuote
Page 1 / 3