[linux-audio-user] recording jack input

Rossco rosscoad at slingshot.co.nz
Tue Jan 10 16:40:09 EST 2006

Brett McCoy wrote:

> 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).
If I understand your question correctly, I believe Jack Timemachine ( 
http://plugin.org.uk/timemachine/ ) will do this.


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