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    My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    I've always loved the release concept for Ububtu Studio; However, JACK has always been the reason I never kept it around. This time I'm gonna work my hardest and learn how to use this suite before I wreck my install with lines of patch fixes until I just give up again.

    I managed to install the clean 14 LTS release. Guess what, JACK, well I couldnt get anything tu function. I ended up removing and re-installing PulseAudio. That did the trick and jack is finally running at least with few errors. It even auto locates some of the modules in the Connections Bay segment.

    So now that I've got basic funtionality; How does somebody work it and use it? Simple statement enough, but seriously. I've tried reading about it. But sometimes the logic of it all is just, well, weird...

    Thats good enough for an opening post. I'll begin to update with pictures, specs, hardware and what I have gotten working.
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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    What exactly are you trying to do? Jack is just a demon. It doesn't do anything for you as such.

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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    WOW, quick reply; For Instance...

    Well really understanding how it works in the connections and patchbays.

    I also want to learn how to, under the UbuntuStudio suite, to best acomplish a multi track recording of a single event.
    Say like having three to four inputs recording at once. I've been advised to run something like that through JACK routing. Or how about an alternative to Audiacity; which is great for recording single input tracks to mix together, but damn near imposible for multi input scenarios.
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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    What you need is an audio workstation, e.g. Ardour.

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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    Never uninstall pulseaudio, just turn it off.

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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    Quote Originally Posted by slonk View Post
    What you need is an audio workstation, e.g. Ardour.
    Ardour comes installed but I have never been able to assign an input to any track. I know I'm missing something obvious.
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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    Quote Originally Posted by weaseldb83 View Post
    Ardour comes installed but I have never been able to assign an input to any track. I know I'm missing something obvious.
    No, the UI leaves much to be desired.

    There are a couple of other workstation pieces for Linux. The field changes constantly.
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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    I would like to remind everyone that this is a family-friendly forum.

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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    Say I wanted to do this in one take:

    #1 ) USB - guitar input
    #2 ) Front Hardware Mic - Vocal Mic
    #3 ) Rear Board Hardware Mic - Room mic

    What recording workstation environment would be best suited and how to connect and assign tracks for mixing?
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    Re: My experiences with U/S 14 LTS, and JACK... A Learning Curve.

    Are you suggesting to use two different sound cards, of which one is on board and can use just font or back Mic at one time?

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