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by bluebell
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: bardarbunga sais hi
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: bardarbunga sais hi

Welcome, fellow musician.
by bluebell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Producer's Area
Topic: mp3 Listening Quiz
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: mp3 Listening Quiz

My choices:

1: 320 kbps
2: 320 kbps
3: 320 kbps
4: 320 kbps
5: 128 kbps
6: 128 bps

I never hit the wav.
by bluebell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Doesn't work
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Doesn't work

Is it a 3rd gen model? If yes then see the manual to switch it to Class Compliant mode. aplay -l will list it. Since it has no software controllable mixer you can't and you don't need to use alsamixer. Turn the big volumne knob to the max and be sure that the smaller direct monitor knob isn't turned...
by bluebell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Command line tool to find clipping audio files?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Command line tool to find clipping audio files?

Thank you for the command. It would be nice to do it recursively, to check all files in one step. I can't test it at the moment but a shell file like this should work: #!/bin/bash find . | while read LINE do sox "$LINE" -n --norm -R gain 0.1 2>&1 | grep clipped && echo "$...
by bluebell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?

Thanks for all your help. Tascam is on it's way today. I've downloaded the manual for it & it does have a software mixer program. This should load when I plug it in or will i get Alsamixer ? Nat sure if it does anything i can't do with the knobs. I glimpsed over the Tascam website and saw that ...
by bluebell
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: simple software for digital piano recording
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: simple software for digital piano recording

I dunno 'bout the difference between PCM and floating PCM. But CD quality is 16 bit 44.1 kHZ PCM audio (= large file). If you compress/convert that to an 128 kbps MP3 audio (= small file), then tests have proven that most people cannot hear the difference between a CD and said MP3 file. My experien...
by bluebell
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?

Michael Willis wrote:
TDNE wrote:So I need to download this ?

It depends on the interface. Some have features controlled by software, others are controlled only by the hardware dials and switches.

I use Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, and have never used alsamixer.


Because it doesn't have a software controllable hardware mixer :)
by bluebell
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Gah....
Replies: 25
Views: 1440

Re: Gah....

millerthegorilla wrote:such as the canvas->autofit in carla to see the new plugin


Where is that feature?
by bluebell
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Gah....
Replies: 25
Views: 1440

Re: Gah....

millerthegorilla wrote:The first is that the panel sound control doesn't adjust the alsamixer value, which is constantly set at halfway, leaving audio virtually inaudible.


That should be fixable. Adjust the volume with alsamixer, then run "sudo alsactl store"
by bluebell
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?

Thanks everyone for all the info & links. I was getting disheartened & wasting a lot time getting nowhere. One brief additional Q : Could I route through an additional MIDI keyboard instead of an audio interface ? As they cost about the same I'd get extra versatility . There are some USB MI...
by bluebell
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Connecting a synth to my laptop ?

You need to exchange 2 kinds of data: 1) MIDI data for note on/off. Both from the K-Station (recording MIDI clips in Ardour) and to the K-Station (play notes, controlled by Ardour) 2) Audio data (recording audio in Ardour) The K-Station doesn't seem to have an USB connector, so you need a combined a...
by bluebell
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Qtractor: start drumcomputer
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Qtractor: start drumcomputer

Maybe MIDI Clock is missing. Did you enable MMC, SPP and MIDI Clock in View -> Options -> MIDI?
by bluebell
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Rainy Day
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Rainy Day

My son will be attending a percussion class, so we bought him the required bell kit. The day after buying it, I came home to find that he and my daughter had created this duet with the piano and the bell kit. They called it Rainy Day and asked me to record it. My younger son wanted in on the action...
by bluebell
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: [OBSOLETE] line-out / line-in vs SPDIF out / SPDIF in
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: line-out / line-in vs SPDIF out / SPDIF in

Apologies for offtopic... Since so many desktop applications use Pulseaudio maybe you might rethink your "no Pulseaudio" descision, at least on the desktop PC. I've been using Linux for 13 years and never needed Pulseaudio :wink: I am using Linux for 24 years, never liked Pulseaudio, but ...
by bluebell
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen mixer driver
Replies: 87
Views: 7812

Re: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen mixer driver

geoffrey, how confident are you that you could get a 3rd gen scarlett working in Linux with access to usb dumps? I recall you wrote something about that earlier but couldn't find the post so.. Since the 3rd gen Scarletts are shipped in Mass Storage Device mode (as their support informed me) it woul...

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