[linux-audio-user] Recording live audio

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Thu Mar 20 01:30:00 EST 2003

John Bleichert wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Angel Gabriel wrote:
>>Subject: [linux-audio-user] Recording live audio
>>I would like to record live audio.... quality is not important, what is 
>>important is that it is a clear recording. It's a lecture recording, the only 
>>output that is avalible, is a monitor out, which comes straight from the 
>>mixing desk.
>>Are there any recommedations, as to which application to use?? Thanks in 
> There are lots of apps available for such a simple task (e.g. ecasound or 
> Audacity). The 'clear recording' has little to do with the app and more to 
> do with getting good at using the app and also having a good sound 
> interface.

Try: arecord -f cd -d 3600 somefile.wav

This is only possible if you are using ALSA drivers though. It will 
record a 60 min (3600 sec) cd quality wave file.

Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
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