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Using arecord with USB Audio Capture device
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:58:22 pm »
I have been using the arecord command to record my radio shows etc... It works  great!! I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 for now on a  Dell 1520 laptop

I am now using an Edirol UA3 USB device. It's not working for me when I use arecord. It keeps recording using the internal mic on my laptop instead of the Line In connected through my USB device. Is there something I need to change in arecord to make this to work?

This  iswhat i have been using in my crontab:

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38 12 * * 4   /usr/bin/arecord -t wav   -f cd -d 30 $HOME/fridaytest.wav

I know there is a  -D option for arecord that I can use but am not sure what the proper syntax should be.

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Re: Using arecord with USB Audio Capture device
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 01:36:28 pm »
I think I solved it using this:

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50 13 * * 4   /usr/bin/arecord -t wav -D hw:0,1  -f cd -d 830 $HOME/test.wav





I'm just running tests now. If this works then i can install Peppermint 7 and see if that works as well!

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Re: Using arecord with USB Audio Capture device
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 03:41:26 pm »
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Re: Using arecord with USB Audio Capture device
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 10:16:06 pm »
I spoke too soon. At the moment Tahr pup is the only distro that just works when it comes to recording though my USB device. All I do is select the sound card from the volume preferences and that's it. I can record a show to multiple locations, listen to audio with Audacity and that's really all I need to do with this computer.