I'm the (un?)lucky owner of an M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB audio
interface and I'm having some serious problems getting this device to
record audio reliably under Linux.
I've been using arecord and occasionally Audacity for all of my
testing. My problem is this: Recording a take works about 80% of the
time. In the remaining ~20% of cases, the captured audio is extremely
loud with severe digital distortion. Once this problem shows up, it
persists for any subsequent takes. The only way I've found to make
the problem go away, at least temporarily, is to power-cycle the Fast
I considered the possibility that this particular device might be
defective, but it seems to work wonderfully under Windows.
I'm calling out to other Fast Track Pro users in the hope that someone
out there has encountered the same problem and better still, found a
Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated!
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Save the date: Linux Audio Conference 2018
The 2018 Linux Audio Conference will take place at
7th -11th June 2018
The LAC 2018 will feature a full program of talks, workshops and music.
The official call for papers and works will be sent shortly after the
winter break -
so use the quiet of the holidays to think about possible submissions.
All relevant information will be made available on:
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I finally have space in my new home to outfit a complete studio.
I am wondering what you place on your walls to help prevent sound from
carrying that does not damage the wall itself?
I share walls with others, so want to keep the sound in my studio as much
On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:29:01 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:46:09 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:07:30 -0700, Bob van der Poel wrote:
>>>Hope you aren't suggesting that the sax player isn't a musician.
>>Maybe, at least I made recordings with a professional comic-strip
>>artist palying clarinet in a random style (he can't do better), insied
>>my non-acoustic-isolated home recording studio. In my experiences the
>>best thing we could do, is to keep on good terms with the neighbours.
>>I'm a lone wolf by nature, but I keep on good terms with the
>A freind of me (Achim Jaroshek) made recordings with Peter Brotzmann.
>Just to get an impression how good my neighborhood is:
Ooops, send by acident.
Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iQJ9iVaLQw
I'm not necessarily recording this kind of music, but I listen to this
kind of music.
On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:42:02 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote something
>On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:31:32 -0500, jonetsu wrote:
>>On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:03:50 +0100
>>Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf(a)alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>>> I'm not good doing overtone singing and would like to practise doing
>>> it, but since I have good luck with a peaceful neighbourhood and
>>> some even like my guitar playing, I won't exhaust the good luck and
>>> don't practise overtone singing.
>>Overtone singing is quite interesting. I used to practice in the car
>>while driving to/from work. Lots of fun.
>>Here's one with audience participation, followed by a song:
>A much too nice video to post it off-list :). Thank you for the
>link :), I like it a lot.
Btw. I'm using public transport to get to/from work ;).
On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:19:19 +0000, Ben Bell wrote:
>Sound will, however, continue to leak through vibration along joists
Antenna cable empty conduit are usually a minor issue, compared with the
even triple-glazed window leak. However, the main pitfall is material
property + design of the building. As already pointed out, a new
building is something like a thinner version of a high-rise bunker, by
default quite good, but laminate flooring could ruin the advantage. Old
builduings with a wooden ceiling/floor, instead of concrete, are plain
On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:31:32 -0500, jonetsu wrote:
>On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:03:50 +0100
>Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf(a)alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>> I'm not good doing overtone singing and would like to practise doing
>> it, but since I have good luck with a peaceful neighbourhood and some
>> even like my guitar playing, I won't exhaust the good luck and don't
>> practise overtone singing.
>Overtone singing is quite interesting. I used to practice in the car
>while driving to/from work. Lots of fun.
>Here's one with audience participation, followed by a song:
A much to nice videoto post it off-list :). Thank you for the link :),
I like it a lot.