[Ardour-Users] Stupid n00b, here

Judas Corpseboy judas at moshed-potatoes.com
Tue Apr 16 14:50:43 PDT 2019

It seems like somehow, the audio isn't getting to the master bus...


On 4/16/19 2:24 PM, Robin Gareus wrote:
> On 4/16/19 10:54 PM, Judas Corpseboy wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've got a question. I *know* it's something simple i'm missing, just
>> need to know what.
>> I managed to record 7 seconds of audio under Ardour5 as a test. But when
>> I hit the playback button, I get no sound. I *know* I recorded it,
>> because I can see the waveform in the track and the VU meter of the
>> track shows audio playing.
> Maybe it's just too soft to hear? What level does the meter show?
> Also disable rec-arm on the track, so Ardour will play from disk (and
> not monitor input).
> Then follow the signal path:
>    Track -> Ardour Master Bus -> Soundcard -> Speakers
> Does the master-bus meter move? Is master-out connected to
> soundcard/harware?
> Bottom right in the mixer, the output connector should show "1/2"
> (usually left/right) or whatever corresponds to your soundcard's
> outputs. compare to http://robin.linuxaudio.org/tmp/master_out_connect.png
> Are the loudspeakers on? turn up the volume..
>> I tried rendering it to a file, still no sound.
> Can you run
>   sndfile-info /path/to/the/exported/file.wav
> That may shed some light.
>> I'm using ALSA drivers, if that says anything. This is under Ubuntu
>> Linux 18.04.
> While Ardour is still running? Ardour/ALSA requires exclusive access to
> the soundcard, so other music players won't play.
> hope that helps,
> robin
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