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by Shadow_7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Portable setup for recording natural sounds
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Portable setup for recording natural sounds

I have the korg mr-1000. It's great, although I only get about 2 hours on batteries and it has a 6 hour session limit. I have 2x sound device MM-1 preamps that are good for 4 hours on 2x AAs each. And a variety of mics, I like the avenson STO-2 stereo pair for what I record. But they have a high noi...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Still waffling over nearfields
Replies: 22
Views: 1400

Re: Still waffling over nearfields

I had a pair of m-audio 8" monitors once. They were useful when I first started recording. Things that you just can't tell with PC speakers or headphones like mic handling noise and wind noise, even RF interference from that one time I recorded near a radio tower / station. These days I just have a ...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Ubuntu Studio and [Focusrite] - Scarlett 2i2 (USB-2) gen 2
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Ubuntu Studio and [Focusrite] - Scarlett 2i2 (USB-2) gen 2

You don't need jack to record and playback. But many things audio in linux assume and ONLY work with jack. fluidsynth (midi) ardour (DAW) calf plugins (effects) Some non-jack options of course. But it could be a hard long search for some of them in the absence of jack. Pipewire and other options eme...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: UR22mkII quirks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2426

Re: UR22mkII quirks?

So many quirks, which were apparently NOT the steinberg. Ultimately one of my speaker wires was flakey. And one of the TRS cables from the USB audio device to the headphone preamp was flakey. I still like the 2i2 better. But the steinberg can work well when you don't have wire issues. The mini maggi...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: script for quick switch between audio interfaces via commandline
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: script for quick switch between audio interfaces via commandline

With jack2 (jackdbus) you can change many things on the fly. Via jack_control as others have mentioned. The device, the sample rate, the bit width, and such. You can do similar things with pulseaudio via pacmd / pactl. Another option would be the set everything up with alsa's loopback device (snd_al...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Qjackctl on raspberry PI 4 - cannot connect some midi ports
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Qjackctl on raspberry PI 4 - cannot connect some midi ports

I've had issues where qjackctl doesn't even launch, so I've been using the CLI tools.

aconnect

jack_lsp

jack_connect

Where jack_lsp gives me the names of what to connect. And disconnect.
by Shadow_7
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Linux instrument tuners
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Linux instrument tuners

I used FMIT to tune before. A long time ago. As with most things jack, you have to do some routing to get it going. And back when I used it some tweaking on settings since my laptop was low end and nothing like what we have today. Description-en: Free Music Instrument Tuner FMIT is a graphical utili...
by Shadow_7
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Recording small wind band
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: Recording small wind band

A headphone preamp would suffice for multiple headphone outs from a single source. I have a presonus HP4 ($100-ish USD). 4x headphone outs and monitor pass-through. Although I mostly got it because it has a MUTE button for the monitor pass-through. And analog volume knobs, software volume control is...
by Shadow_7
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: UR22mkII quirks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2426

Re: UR22mkII quirks?

Some of the quirks improved when I was able to setup the speakers sitting flat on a surface instead of stuffed on the shelves at an angle. But I got the focusrite 2i2 2nd gen just today and it's noticeably better. Maxed out the volume knob on the 2i2 and no distortions like the ur22mkII.
by Shadow_7
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Extreme delay from MIDI keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Re: Extreme delay from MIDI keyboard

Some of the midisport devices have firmware needs. You might be lacking. I've had similar issues with a midi drum kit. Although the midimon (not sure if it was kmidimon) showed that midi events from the device were delayed. That device having it's own effects, soundfonts, and such. I imagine that it...
by Shadow_7
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: I can't get my MIDI controller recognized. Please Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 6690

Re: I can't get my MIDI controller recognized. Please Help.

jack_connect, not jack_control for my previous. Although mostly aconnect in the video. The jack_control is more of the jackdbus method to stop / start / exit. And the various other bits normally done on a single command with jack1, like select which card, rate, bits, channels, and whatnot.
by Shadow_7
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: UR22mkII quirks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2426

Re: UR22mkII quirks?

So a different stereo amplifier (NAD C 316BEE), some NEW stereo wiring, and it's much better now. I do still need to -6dB with jack_mixer to keep things from sounding ODD. Lowering the media players volume (95%) also helps a bit. Otherwise finally happy-ish with the way things sound. The OLD pioneer...
by Shadow_7
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Stereo dictaphone/cheaper digital audio recorder?
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Stereo dictaphone/cheaper digital audio recorder?

I recently used a pocketchip ($70) and a webcam ($30) to record audio. Not that useful as it takes a while to get it recording. With quirks of jiggling the usb cord causing it to fail mid-recording. But it's possible for not much money.
by Shadow_7
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: I can't get my MIDI controller recognized. Please Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 6690

Re: I can't get my MIDI controller recognized. Please Help.

qjackctl is a GUI app and needs X, so not headless. There's jack_control to do the routing on the command line, at least for jack1. Although not sure how you know the "names" of things without a gui and qjackctl. I made a youtube video years ago on midi the hardware with a lot of the cli options. En...
by Shadow_7
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: How does one know if an audio interface will work on Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: How does one know if an audio interface will work on Linux?

If it's class compliant it should work. But as previously stated, perhaps not all of the bells and whistles. Just the basics. While usb 2 has been out a while, the audio "standard" for usb 2 came out like 8 years +/- 3 AFTER usb 2 was a thing. USB 1 was pretty limiting to like CD quality and only 2 ...