[ardour-users] Track inputs and outputs, and monitoring

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Wed Oct 20 17:14:17 PDT 2004

CB wrote:

>By default, sessions in ardour seem to be set up so that each track
>outputs to a master track, which outputs to playback.
>As a result, when I record  track 2 (input: alsa_pcm:capture) whilst
>monitoring a previously recorded track 1, track 2 ends up with track 1
>recorded onto it also.
>The only way I've found around this is to mute master, and patch the
>tracs I want to hear during recording to alsa_pcm:playback (I have no
>idea why this doesn't then also record onto the new track, but it
>doesn't). This seems  clumsy to say the least. There must be a better
What you need to do is change what the input channels are for track 2 
(via the INPUT button on the mixer), because it is pulling in the wrong 
input channel.  This may also have to do with how you are monitoring... 
the playback channel shouldn't be coming onto a capture channel.

-- Brett

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