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Old 08-11-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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An app to record sound, entirely in text mode (no gfx)


I want to be able to record some sound using my linux computer, but I need some kind of app to do it.
I've looked at Audacity, which is what I occasionally use on my dad's windows box. But the thing with it is, that it seems to require somekind of GUI, which I haven't got (plus the terminal I do have is quite slow at 19200 baud).

So can anyone recommend a good sound recording app that does everything in text mode?
 
Old 08-11-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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You can use
Code:
rec
to do the job. rec is a frontend to sox. You can use something like
Code:
sox -t ossdsp -w -s -r 44100 -c 2 /dev/dsp -t raw or
sox -t ossdsp -w -s -r 44100 -c 2 /dev/dsp myrecording.wav
For more details take a look at "man rec" and "man sox".
 
Old 08-12-2006, 09:32 AM   #3
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which device node is for the sound line in or the microphone?
 
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You can select your input device (i.e. the device you want to capture) using:
Code:
alsamixer -V capture
BTW you can also use "arecord" in the same way as rec (or sox if you prefer) to record sounds
 
  


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