JACK kills built-in mic
Hi! Completely new to Ubuntu AND Ardour AND of course JACK/QjackCTL. Spent a hot minute figuring out how to configure JACK to run correctly without errors, but now that it runs, I can't for the life of me seem to figure out how to record audio into Ardour using my laptop's regular ole built-in mic.
My built-in mic works fine. I have PulseAudio Volume Control up and am watching the Internal Microphone port readout and it obviously is picking me up. But as soon as I start JACK from QjackCTL, it no longer works. (I boiled it down to this because the same thing would happen when starting JACK from Ardour.)
Now, I thought I'd be able to "choose" some built-in microphone setting from QjackCTL's Setup... Settings > Advanced > Input Device, but I've tried switching between everything there and this still happens. The only options in Input Device are:
hw:PCH HDA Intel PCH (hw:0)
hw:PCH,0 CX20590 Analog (hw:0,0)
And again, to clarify what I think the problem is and I think the solution is... Since my built-in mic obviously works, I feel like I should be able to set this up so that it stays working and JACK recognizes it and I'm able to see the built-in port readout for it if I check PulseAudio Volume Control with JACK open. If I can make it this far, then I'm guessing it'll work when I finally ACTUALLY open Ardour as well and record using the internal mic.
Thoughts?? Directions?? PLEASE respond I'm having such a time with this. I've searched so hard but no post seems to be addressing this simple question... I do have an PreSonus AudioBox in my room that I'm going to set up on here eventually, but before I do that, I really need to be sure I can accomplish something pretty basic on Ardour: recording. Using the built-in mic. That's right there. And 100% works for other purposes. But apparently stops working once I start JACK (/Ardour).