Re: Simple sound recording?
On Wednesday 26 January 2005 08:57, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> I need to input sound and output a file in .au format. It would be
> easiest if I could input from a cassette recorder and a patch cord,
> since someone else will be making the actual recording, but I can handle
> other methods, if necessary.
> I have used snd before, but was primarily using downloaded files, I
> wasn't recording my own stuff. I did manage to record a test file then,
> but I can't seem to get it to work, now.
> I just downloaded sound-recorder, which seems to be about as simple as
> it can get. I figured that I could convert the file format after I got
> it captured. It certainly seems to record, but I get a nice, large file
> with nothing actually recorded to it.
> Can someone tell me how to get either of these working, or suggest
> another program that will do this very simple task?
> Any help will be appreciated.
If you're using ALSA, make sure your input lines are not muted, and the
volumes are turned up. I've recorded from a tape via a cord plugged from
the tapes headphone jack to my sound cards mic jack. I wasn't able to
record only on the mic channel, though, so I had to silence all other
sounds during the recording. I used audacity, and it has a monitor that
allows you to see what it would record before you start. I recommend it,
as it was very simple.