Re: Help: How to verify working microphone
On 01/01/2011 09:03 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 08:33:56PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> I plan to do a mumble interview and I would like to be prepared that
>> everything works right. What is the simplest way to verify that the
>> microphone is working (what program to use to do a sound record). I
>> tried kluppe but have no idea how to use it correctly.
>> Thanks for any tip
> Not the most lightweight, but pretty userfriendly is to run Ekiga which
> has a sound check as part of its step-by-step configure guide.
> I am interested in other simple sound check routines as well :-)
Not the simplest: but ardour  has a nice visual mixer, besides it is
possibly THE tool to record, edit, cut and master the interview with.
audacity  can do the job as well, and if you just want to record
without any GUI: 'jack_capture' or 'arecord'.
Just the very tip of the iceberg:
'meterbridge'  is a nice & simple graphical VU-meter.
jaaa - JACK and ALSA Audio Analyser shows the spectrum..
A simple but efficient recording tools is "timemachine"  - it can
even record audio from the past :)
Of course, all mentioned tools are available via `apt-get`.