Originally Posted by drlouis
no, but it should just be a signal as far as the computer is concerned right? or am I missing something? I mean we're just running a line in from the Xenyx. right now we have win 2k on it with "wavepad". It works, but I'd like something better.
Ahh, I had thought you were using the USB capability of that mixer(If I am thinking of the right one). If you are just running out of a send of the board to the internal line in on your computer, yea you just need your internal card working and it is just another signal.
|I'll look at audacity again, the last time I played with it it wasn't very clear to me how it worked, but I wasn't really motivated, it was just 'to check it out'.
Do you have any experience at all working with audio on a computer? Don't take this as me being patronizing please(You should know me better by now anyways
but there is definitely a workflow mentality to get your head around before you will be able to work with ANY audio on a computer for editing purposes. If you already have this, then Audacity should be fairly easy, but specific questions can be answered quickly to get you up to speed.
|I'll also check out Jack and Ardour, but I'd like to be able to do this with ONE app if possible. Once I have an .mp3 or .wav file there are a couple of us that can handle the burning. not even sure what you're refering to when you say: "CUE" "TOC" and bin.
Thanks for the help,
The following is lots of info that will likely not be to useful for you, but here it is anyways
Well to be honest, if Audacity was to complex for you, ignore Jack and Ardour. One thing I will say, that you are likely aware of but haven't applied to these types of tasks. Linux tends to go for modularity where it can, this means there is more than a few times where to get the workflow you want, you are tying together several different programs to create this workflow. Obviously if you are good on the command line and fully taking advantage of Linux this can create an extremely streamlined process, but isn't for everyone. The same thing applies however in Audio on Linux, so don't be surprised if it seems like there are a lot of apps that could be combined in functionality to create a single. This applies in particular to Pro-Audio on Linux, and those apps that work with Jack, because it is built very strongly from the ground up to allow this and allows for an easier development process for the ecosystem when people can work on individual programs instead of one giant program.
At any rate, Jack is an audio subsystem, not necessarily a program in itself, though programs like QJackCTL can be used to control it and route audio from various pieces of software to hardware and vice versa. It is definitely designed for pro-audio though, so it is very confusing for those coming into it, but it helps to think of it like a patchbay, though in reality it is much more.
Ardour on the other hand is a multi-track audio editor. Again very good at what it does, but can be very intimidating to those not used to working in audio as it is also designed for pro work.
That is why Audacity should be easiest for you. Gimme a shout on what problems in particular you are having. Worst case scenario I can get off my butt and finish rebuilding a Jabber server over here and get on it to give you a hand.