I've added another recording to my "music made with Ardour" page, a
guitar duet this time. It's a performance of an old Jimmy Dorsey tune
called Maria Elena, you can check it out here:
sorry for crossposting, just wanted to let everybody know:
The official statement is that there will be no support for ALSA (Linux)
FireWire drivers from RME. In other words there will be no such drivers,
as it is impossible to write them without tons of hardware and software
documentation from RME. And we won't share these information with
No further explanations.
The moral of this story is:
Never buy a product that isn't already supported in ALSA, such as i did.
:( There's no guarantee even if pretty much every other card from the
same manufacturer *is* already supported.
Me and Benno talked to Matthias personally during Musikmesse, he was
friendly and seemed to be open with regards to future cooperation with
Seems like things have changed dramatically since then.
So up till now I have recorded on my Audiophile 24/96 by doing something
simple like "arecord -D plughw:0,0".
Now I want to use envy24control to adjust the balance of the incoming
audio and record the result.
I think that the question I want to ask is: How do I connect
to the output of the "Digital Mixer" with arecord, but maybe someone
knows a better way?
I'm having trouble getting my external MIDI ports to work again.
They worked fine in the morning, and now they're gone. I found
out that my MIDI ports were missing when I fired up Rosegarden and it
couldn't connect to any output ports. I googled, read manual pages
and FAQs, and searched through mailing list archives for nearly a day.
Coming up with nothing that helped, I'm hoping that some kind person
reading this could help me figure this out. Here are some details.
My loaded sound and/or MIDI related modules are these:
snd-seq-oss 27648 0
snd-seq-midi-event 4480 1 snd-seq-oss
snd-seq 40336 4 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-pcm-oss 45992 0
snd-mixer-oss 16384 1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-ens1371 18020 0
snd-rawmidi 17700 1 snd-ens1371
snd-seq-device 5640 2 snd-seq-oss,snd-rawmidi
snd-ac97-codec 59616 1 snd-ens1371
snd-pcm 68616 3 snd-pcm-oss,snd-ens1371,snd-ac97-codec
snd-timer 19204 2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd-page-alloc 6408 1 snd-pcm
gameport 2176 1 snd-ens1371
snd 38244 10 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-pcm-oss,\
soundcore 6112 2 snd,bttv
[I broke the "snd" module line above.]
The /proc files that seem important are these:
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.6a.
Compiled on Sep 30 2004 for kernel 2.6.7-1.mm.7mdk-i686-up-4GB.
0 [AudioPCI ]: ENS1371 - Ensoniq AudioPCI
Ensoniq AudioPCI ENS1371 at 0xdc00, irq 18
0: [0- 0]: ctl
8: [0- 0]: raw midi
17: [0- 1]: digital audio playback
16: [0- 0]: digital audio playback
24: [0- 0]: digital audio capture
1: : sequencer
33: : timer
Tx bytes : 0
Rx bytes : 0
I try to find ports like so:
[#43] aplaymidi -l
Port Client name Port name
[#48] aconnect -li
client 0: 'System' [type=kernel]
0 'Timer '
1 'Announce '
Connecting To: 63:0
[#49] aconnect -lo
What can I do better to debug this? Better yet, how can I fix it?
On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 22:14, John Check wrote:
> On Saturday 27 November 2004 07:43 am, Marek Peteraj wrote:
> > On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 11:06, MarC wrote:
> > > what about creating a wiki website to submit "soundcard experiences"?
> > This also seems like a good idea to me, and it would be cool to have a
> > knowledgebase like that.
> > However i think that doing a survey in order to measure how big the
> > linux audio market is is a different project.
> > Similar to what David did, i imagine that a RME (or M-Audio) customer
> > would submit his name, optionally email, choose type of his card from a
> > list, and enter approx. date of purchase so that we can track the growth
> > of the market(thus it's possible to roughly estimate its future growth).
> > Also we'd need to announce it to a broad range of people, LAD/LAU/LAA,
> > ALSA-dev/user/site, and Slashdot i suppose, so that we reach as many
> > such customers as possible.
> > Let's also not forget about OSS users which are also linux users.
> > (I personally reckon a few people from #lad having troubles with alsa,
> > they switched to oss for that reason).
> > However, since i've got no php experience and very little mysql
> > experience, i can't tell how hard it would be to do such a sumbit/log
> > system.
> Now that you mention it... I made some posts regarding a MIDI implementation
> chart reporting system over the summer. I'm getting in the home stretch with
> that, mainly gotta do something WRT of authentication before it's ready to
> roll out. Wouldn't be a big deal to add another area for that of which you
That'd be great. It wouldn't need to be something really simple so that
people don't have to bother with it too much. Most relevant information
such as type of card, approx. date of purchase, so that we can count the
numbers and estimate future growth.
I have about a five and a half hour long concert I would like to burn as
audio on a DVD. I assumed that cdrdao or cdrecord would simply make an
"audio dvd" from the wav files, but that is not the case! My guess is
that there is something in the CDDA spec which prevents making an audio
CD over a certain length, because I get "illegal time code" errors from
So, three questions:
1) Is there a way to master an "audio dvd" without encoding to a closed
DVD-A format? By this I mean a DVD disc with uncompressed audio which
can be played back by most CD/DVD combo players.
2) Failing this, I would be happy to simply burn a data DVD with the
tracks, but I want to make sure there are no gaps during playback
between the tracks [thus my idea to make a DAO "audio dvd"]. There are 7
tracks, each approx 50 min long, and each track continues directly into
the next. I do not have access to the original, continuous recording.
How could I get ecasound [or similar command line app] to append the
files together into one single, seamless file? Using a GUI app like
Rezound for this is just too cumbersome!
3) I am not sure if have a single 4 Gb wav file would cause playback
problems on a reasonably fast computer with a DVD drive. My intuition
says yes, however. What other options for seamless playback of almost 6
hours of sound do I have?
Hi linux muso folk
A friend has a stack of old floppy disks containing tracks created on an
ensoniq synthesizer. The synth no longer works and he wants to put all
his tracks onto his PC and convert them to midi. Is this possible on a
PS is there a simple way to search old threads on linux-audio-user for
this sort of question? I cant find a search field at
as soon as I try to record audio from the mic in of my cheap
onboard sound chip, I never can intuitively set the mixer
settings so it will work right now. Every time, it's a
struggling with the settings and a trial and error action.
Makes no difference which mixer I am using, but best of all
So, my question is, is there a user documentation how
soundcards work and which parameters affect which aspects of
the signal flow in basic consumer cards?
Gruß & regards
The current discussions re: RME cards and ProTools going Linux reminded
me of a question that I wanted to refresh the list with. That is,
building a DAW from scratch. Ok, I'm not talking about creating your own
mobo, but to purchase a pre-made one, a processor, cards, yada..yada.
I haven't seen this disussed recently, and was curious what others have
done, and what others have used, to build-it-yourself.
Can we start with mobo's? Any recommendations, horror stories, successes
are most welcome.
I recently built an AMD64 PC using a DFI K8M800 board, but it was for
MythTV. I had absolutely no problems with the hardware. The problem was
getting 64bit apps/drivers. I had to build most of it myself. It is
getting _much_ better out there for the 64bit world, though.
As I said, that was for MythTV. For audio, my latest is P4 machine is
running FC2 -- with no problems lately. But, this is an older PC.