[ardour-users] Recording music

Scott Helmke scott at scotthelmke.com
Sun Mar 14 15:52:43 PST 2004

To clear up a rather confusing point:

The "capture" input is sort of a logical connection to one of the hardware 
inputs.  On the classic Soundblaster card you'd have a (stereo) line in and 
a mic in, so the "capture input" would be assigned to one of those.  Then 
maybe you've got a separate level control for "capture".  Just another layer 
of abstraction, basically.


On Sunday 14 March 2004 18:50, Doug James wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-03-14 at 17:05, Markus Pfeifer wrote:
> > don't have any idea what alsa_pcm:capture_1 is. That is what appears in
> > this window as the input channel. So I looked at alsamixer and put the
> > "capture"-bar to 100%, as I thought that could be related, but when I
> > play something on the keyboard nothing changes.
> > So I looked at the output configuration, and there is
> > alsa_pcm:playback_1 This is all cryptic to me.
> > I am a UNIX/Linux engineer since many years, but feel like a real newbie
> > on this subject. I've never been into audio hardware, that might be the
> > issue here.
> view it as connecting up a pipeline.
> instrument | capture[1..n] | track input
> instrument connects to the recording input aka capture which connects to
> the track input which records the instrument. To play it back or
> monitor:
> track output | (bus input or playback) | amp
> Just remember every output needs an input or you can't annoy the
> neighbors with all the melodic feedback ;)
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