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Old 11-23-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
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sound recording software? mandrake10.1

is there a good audio recording software for mandrake 10.1? i just converted to mandrake from winxp where i was using acid (er...the program i mean).
i do some home recording w/ my guitar via a mic.
Old 11-23-2004, 07:34 PM   #2
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There's truckloads of good audio software for Linux.

The general favourite for multi-track recording is Audacity -

But have a search on the net for "Linux multi-track recording" and you'll probably get a fair few hits. There's also been some articles at and about Linux recording studios.

Old 11-23-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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Check out Ardour - it's as complete a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) as you'll ever need. You'll also need to make sure that you're running ALSA, Jack and a nice little tool for starting JACK called qjackctl - some or all of these may be already included from the Mandrake install - not sure.

Word of warning - be prepared for a big learning curve, lots of reading, and possibly a bit of frustration. But it's all worth it, because you're getting access to some of the best tools around. You'll have lots of help on this forum tho'

Some sites to check out

If you're not wedded to Mandrake - a very easy way to get up and running is to use the .planetccrma distro of redhat. Takes care of a lot of the hassles for you and has a really easy to follow install guide.

I'm new to all this too - but the above is some of what I have learned over the past couple of months. As I said, breathe deep and get ready learn and burn.

Good luck.
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cool thanks. looks i just have to install audacity as it's in my rpmdrake 10.1. i'll give that a try.
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k, i got audacity up & running but when i record there's no sound! sound does play cos i checked some websites w/ sound & they worked. could it be my mic? i'm not sure how to test if it works tho.

p.s. i opened kmix to look at the mic settings:
the green dot is not highlighted (so it's muting. i'm assuming when it's muted it won't play back through my speakers)
the red dot is highlighted-not sure what that means.

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Old 11-23-2004, 11:12 PM   #6
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i have been making lots of posts about alsamixer lately
basically kmix just don't work (my 2 cents anyway)
learn to use command line amixer
just type amixer to see the possibles

to enable mic capture should be somethig like

amixer set Capture cap 8
amixer set Mic cap


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