[linux-audio-user] recording jack input

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Tue Jan 10 16:33:23 EST 2006

Garett Shulman wrote:
> Hello, perhaps this rediculous and non-sensical... I have an audio 
> application outputing sound to the jack input client 
> alsa_pcm:playback_1. This is a physical playback device on a soundcard. 
> In addition to playing this back out of the sound card I would also like 
> to record it to a wav file on the hard drive. Does anybody have any 
> ideas for doing this. Perhaps a third jack client that has an input and 
> an output and just writes anything from the input to the output. Then I 
> could connect the audio application to the input and alsa_pcm:playback_1 
> and a recording application to the output. I guess ecasound could do 
> this pretty easily. Is this the best way to acomplish the goal? There 
> isn't any sort of 'loopback' output for jack input clients is there? 
> Thanks! -Garett

You could use Ardour for this also. Pretty typical recording scenario, 
really. You just have to make sure you are correctly routing sound into 
your Ardour track as well as routing out through a send (which should 
then go the playback channel).

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