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Re: [solved] Re: Live recording



Zenaan Harkness <zenaan@freedbms.net> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 03:03:46AM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>> > deloptes <deloptes@gmail.com> writes:
>> >
>> >>> 
>> >>> For human voice, I bought a USB audio card and plugged a third
>> >>> microphone into it.  So now I have:
>> >>> 
>> >>>  mic1 for piano basses; |__________ plugged together into the
>> >>>  mic2 for piano highs;  |           above Y cable
>> >>>  mic3 for voice         -> -> -> -> plugged into the USB dongle.
>> >>> 
>> >>> Then I do:
>> >>> 
>> >>>  $ sox -t alsa default piano.wav
>> >>> 
>> >>> and, at the same time, on another xterm session,
>> >>> 
>> >>>  $ sox -t alsa wh:2,0 voice.wav
>> >>> 
>> >>> where wh:2,0 is the USB device (do: `arecord -l' first).  This way I get
>> >>> two audio files: piano.wav and voice.wav.  The first one is stereo and
>> >>> the second is mono.  In the end I merge the two together with Audacity.
>> >>> By default, Audacity puts the mono file just in the middle between left
>> >>> and right channel; but, if you like, you can have it weight more left or
>> >>> more right, in the percentage you want.  I must say that the result is
>> >>> acceptable, and more...
>> >>> 
>> >> Why not do all that directly in Audacity? I am sure it works and it will
>> >> take care of the timing automatically
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks, I'll have a try.
>> 
>> 
>> Apparently, Audacity doesn't let you record simultaneously from two or more
>> sources...  you have to choose one source.
>
> Ardour should only take half a day to start using - it absolutely
> rocks - high end DAW FTW :D


Thanks...  As far as I see, Ardour and Jack are powerful tools...  On the other
hand, with the above recording procedure, i.e. several simultaneous sessions of
sox, no drifting or latency effects did I appreciate at all...  So it is maybe
worth for me to continue that way till the moment such problems will arise...

Rodolfo


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