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

CB ardour at crispin.cb-ss.net
Wed Oct 20 19:20:03 PDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 11:27, George Vergis wrote:
> If you have qamix installed, it might be make it a bit
> easier to adjust the settings of your sound card (more
> user friendly). If you are accustomed to reading
> schematics and block diagrams, the jackit schematics
> [http://jackit.sourceforge.net/docs/diagram/JACK-Diagram-screensize.png]
> may give you the complete high level architecture
> view, you may be looking for. Or in text format,
> Ardour->Jack->Alsa->Sound Card->Ext/Internal I/O would
> be the heirarchy. the text I am describing here is
> best viewed from the schematics (more appropriately,
> the block diagram). ALSA driver settings, are the
> issue you are facing. Alsamixer is a utility (integral
> part of ALSA package) to set the input/output levels
> of your sound card. Once the correct signal level is
> acquired into your sound card, you can move up the
> stack, and achieve the desired goals. But, for now
> take the time to familiarize yourself with the sound
> controls and try to establish a clean signal, before
> getting caugh up in the higher level application
> space. 
> Hope this helps... unlike windows, when in doubt, you
> have a helpful community to turn to. So hang in there
> and take step at a time... Little patience will pay
> off.

Thanks for your help. I am gradually figuring things out. I'm sure it'll
be worth the effort -- Ardour seems a remarkably high-quality piece of
software (the odd bug & crash notwithstanding).

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