Just some notes to myself for later.
I want a little better sounding audio on screencasts so I dusted off the firewire soundcard I got a few years ago for recording bass tracks.
Now, I don’t really have the spare hardware to dedicate to a RT audio setup…
gotta run several ubuntu server VMs for work and can’t really hand the whole shebang over to jack every time I wanna record something.
Here’s my attempt to do it without realtime priorities… I’ll track my progress here.
The quick and the dirty…
Starting from a Natty desktop.
# apt-get install jackd
when the installer asks to do realtime by default, I said no.
Note that I installed
ffado-mixer-qt4 ffado-tools ffado-dbus-server
earlier trying to get this to work with pulse, without jack… but gave up.
I don’t know if these packages effect the current setup, but they’re still
start the jack daemon…
$ jackd -r -dfirewire
Connect to jackd
(in the foreground so I could watch messages)
Install something like
# apt-get install ardour
and wire stuff together with the qjackctl patchpanel,
jackd and go.
I used to use a better jack patch panel in the past… have to find it.
http://wiki.jon.geek.nz/index.php/Presonus_Firebox http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=835477 http://rgrwkmn.hubpages.com/hub/Recording-in-Linux-aka-Free-and-Open-Source-Digital-Audio-Workstation