[ardour-users] monitor questions

Atte André Jensen atte.jensen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 03:55:45 PST 2006


I'd like to have the sound of the track being recorded mixed with the 
sound of playing tracks. Basically my setup is a microphone connected 
directly to the computer with headphones connected. It would be nice to 
be able to set the monitor level independently from the level going to 
disc + possibly apply a tiny bit of reverb.

So I read http://ardour.org/manual/recording/monitoring and have a few 

1) I'm currently running jack with a latency of 23ms. Is that too much 
for software monitoring and what's the optimal latency (besides "as 
little as possible"). Also how is software monitoring setup in ardour?

2) I guess hardware monitoring could be accomplished by simply 
connecting the input of the mic to the output of the sound card in the 
connections window in qjackctl, right? But by doing this the only way I 
have of controlling the level of the recorded signal coming to 
headphones is by adjusting the input level of the mic. Should I have 
another (simple) application running that sits in the monitor signal 
chain to adjust volume, and if so what would be a good choice?

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