[LAU] Alternative to audacity for simple non-jack recording?

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Mon Sep 12 21:51:19 UTC 2011

On 09/12/2011 05:58 PM, Arve Barsnes wrote:
> On 12 September 2011 13:26, Arve Barsnes <arve.barsnes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12 September 2011 13:14, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Arve Barsnes <arve.barsnes at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the hints. I'll try to fiddle some more with audacity,
>>> as several people have noted, it would be much better to fiddle more
>>> with arecord first.
>> Really? I was under the impression that if one of them didn't work,
>> none of them would? I'll check it out nonetheless, thanks Paul.
> Indeed, arecord at least gave me the error that put me on the right
> track. It seems it was a bandwidth problem because of my USB hub (even
> though it's 2.0). I plugged it into a USB port connected directly to
> my motherboard, and now arecord records from it just fine. Now to try
> the same with audacity and figure out if it is capable of stereo or
> not.
> Thanks for the help everyone!

to wrap it up and future reference: The detailed explanation for this
phenomena (connecting USB1.x audio devices on a 2.0 hub) can be found in
the thread:

instead of directly connecting the device, you could use an USB1.x hub
or disable USB 2.0 for the port as outlined in


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