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Old 12-27-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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Recording audio with Linux


Is Linux able to record multi-track audio like cakewalk/sonar and Echo sound cards. I am wanting to switch to Linux but I want to make sure it can record audio.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 01:22 AM   #2
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yes....it comes with Audacity, which it recognizes mulitple layered audio data....but there are other programs out there that other recommend...LOL, that;'s the easiest to use IMO....
 
Old 12-28-2003, 11:25 AM   #3
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Thanks I'm gonna give it a try, what sound cards are you using? I'm wanting to use Echo if I can find a driver for it. The idea I'm working on is to stream line the kernel for recording audio, have you done anything like that?
 
Old 12-28-2003, 11:42 AM   #4
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Nopes. I'm not really a sound guru on my comp. I don't edit too much music, but Iremember fooling around with some tracks and and noticed I had multiple layers on some of my MP3's....like there were two or more timelines when I was editing, and I had to edit each one so the sound would be exaggerated/volumied when I only messed with one timeline....
 
Old 12-28-2003, 12:15 PM   #5
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Ok thanks for your help
 
Old 12-28-2003, 12:21 PM   #6
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No prob...not really help though.....I'm a newb...
 
Old 12-28-2003, 06:27 PM   #7
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For any audio recording in Linux needs, I highly suggest visiting the Planet CCRMA website. They list every major piece of recording/editing/mixing software for Linux, including descriptions, howto's, and links to the programs website. They are Redhat centric, so that should be helpful for you as well.

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Old 12-28-2003, 08:04 PM   #8
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Ya that is allot of good information I will post again when I have had a chance to try some things. Thanks
 
Old 12-29-2003, 07:36 PM   #9
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Ok I am trying to use Ardour when I go to start Jack I get this

[root@localhost root]# jackstart -R -d alsa -d hw -r 44100
jackstart: cannot get realtime capabilities, current capabilities are:
=ep cap_setpcap-ep
probably running under a kernel with capabilities disabled,
a suitable kernel would have printed something like "=eip"

Does anyone have a kernel-2.4.20-i686.config or similar examples to compile the kernel to use Jack sound server?
 
Old 12-29-2003, 10:20 PM   #10
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If you're trying to use the RPM's that CCRMA provides, then you will probably need to use their "low latency" patched kernel . The main CCRMA page starts here, so you may want to go through the installation and tuning sections.

Their main page also has a link to their mailing list, so they will be able to help with the more technical questions.

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Old 12-30-2003, 11:47 PM   #11
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Thanks speck
I think that answered all my questions except for What sound cards are you using? I was looking for a driver for Echo Layla's I have downloaded Echo's generic driver source but I haven't tried it yet. Have you?
 
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I just have a basic M-Audio 2496 (and a rockin' SB 128 PCI ) I checked the Alsa site and they list a driver for the Layla, so I think it should work.

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Old 01-02-2004, 09:38 AM   #13
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Speck your information has been right on the money. I'm broke for the next week or two but an affero is coming your way in a week or two. Your answers were prompt and accurate.
Thank you
 
Old 01-04-2004, 12:19 AM   #14
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Check out this site:

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...ho_Corporation

I haven't tested it yet (with my brother's Echo Mia) - but I'll probably attempt to install it tomorrow.
You'll need alsa if you don't have it yet - you should be able to get it off the website listed above.

Hope this can be of help!
 
  


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