[Ardour-Users] trouble with retaining microphone connectivity over multiple sessions in Ardou

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jun 15 05:30:39 PDT 2015


On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:08 PM, Cameron Metcalf <podeas at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm having trouble getting Ardour to receive audio signal from my mic.
> The microphone is going through a presonus AudioBox 22VSL.
> I've set up a fresh instance of Ubuntu Studio 14.04 on a 5 year-old Dell
> optiplex work station.
> Following the initial installation, I am able to start up Jack, then check
> the settings and ensure that the Presonus AudioBox is selected for both
> inputs and outputs.
> I open Ardour3 and start a new session: I add a stereo track. Right away,
> I can see that the meters are responding. I can record a short sound and
> play it back clearly.
> I close Ardour, I close Jack. I shut down the machine.
> I reboot and open Jack (start it) then open Ardour but it will NOT
> acknowledge the microphone and I cannot resume working on the file. I've
> tried installing ardour on different distros, different versions of ardour
> but I am unable to resolve this.  I've checked forums looking at how to
> connect the microphone on linux and know that I am successful as I outlined
> above. However I'm unable to retain a usable connection after the system
> has been shutdown.
> I thought maybe it had something to do with updates, so I started
> declining those, but the problem still persists.
> Please let me know if there is something obvious I can do to resolve this.
> I have done my fair share of research to see if I could resolve this
> problem on my own but have had no luck.
> Any suggestions on this topic would be appreaciated.
> Cameron
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