[linux-audio-user] sound input directly to output

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Mon Jan 26 03:34:11 EST 2004

Steve Harris wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 11:47:40 +0100, wouter buytaert wrote:
>>for some reason, my sound input is redirected directly to the output
>>instead of being captured by alsa/jack/ardour.
> Its probably a bad mixer setting, try muting any capture channels and see
> if you get get the output to stop reading the input, if you can do that
> you should be able to work out what needs to be set to capture to record
> the input but not send it to the output.
> - Steve 

with most cards, when you want to record from, say, line, the line fader 
controls how much is sent to the output. only the "capture" flag 
(<space> in alsamixer) is relevant for recording, so you can have the 
fader all the way down and still record. record gain is controlled by 
another fader, often called "capture".

"I never use EQ, never, never, never. I previously used to use mic
positioning but I've even given up on that too."
	- Jezar on http://www.audiomelody.com

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