The problem I;m having with that is that when I'm recording say in Ardour, I go through a bus with effects and that is routed to an audio track.
What happens is that I hear the original sound more than I hear what's going on with the bus track as I'm Eqing and added other effects that I want recorded.
I DO NOT WANT TO DO THE SO CALLED 'RECORD THEN FIX IN THE MIX!' as I would like resources for reverbs, etc.
Is it possible TO ONLY HEAR the guitar from the signal going through the Bus tracks with the effects and not the overall system?
I mean I can play my guitar without Jack and hear it. That signal is heard along with the processed Bus track. How do I shut that off and control the routing of my signal so I can only hear it where and when I want to hear it?
So once again, my attempted routing is:
without hearing the original input but only hearing the bus with effects.guitar > Focusite > Ardour Bus w/ effects > to audio track and be recorded
EDIT: Simpler way to explain. If an amp is in a soundproof booth in a studio and you're at the engineer's desk, you're only hearing the mic'd amp through the monitors or headphones. So signal is:
So if the engineer added delay or something on his mixer console where the mic'd guitar channel is, you're hearing the altered sound and not the amp as the effects were not added to the guitar but to the mic channel.guitar to amp > amp is mic'd > mic pick up signal > sound comes through monitors/headphones.
So with Alsa always on, you plug a guitar or mic into interface, you will hear sound. When recording, I need to be able to mute the system(alsa) sound and hear ONLY what is being sent and manipulated (EQ, FX, etc) to the DAW via the Bus channel.