Zoom H4, Ardour, Jack, Aggregate Device?
Thanks in advance.
I'm trying to use a Zoom H4 as a mic for the time being rather than the built-in on a MacBook (not the Pro).
I've gotten as far as being able to record from the H4 - I see it in an Audio track in Ardour when I set the Mac's system preferences to Input=H4, Output=Jack, I do all the routing things in Jack and it works - sort of. I noticed in my learning curve stage that I had to change Jack input/output preferences back and forth between built-in audio and H4 in order to playback anything and hear it through the laptop (or headphones plugged into the laptop). I also noticed that both Jack's input and output in the preferences dialog change at the same time to the same thing, i.e., they cannot be selected as separate streams. This led me to read the Jack manual again and it clearly states that an Aggregate Device must be set up if one wants to have different input and output streams.
How is the Aggregate Device correctly set up to do this?!
I did set up an Aggregate Device awhile back in order to stop the initial Ardour duplex business splashscreen about email Apple, etc., so I know how to do that.
For the current issue though I've tried nearly everything I can think of and have gotten to the point where if I set Mac System Preferences to Aggregate Device at least the H4 is being picked up (and not the built-in mic). In Ardour when I play the Audio track after recording it (and without exiting Ardour, changing Jack, etc.) I see the Master also is responding in sync so the signals are all there but I never get any output (speakers, headphones, normalized - it doesn't matter).
Any help in properly setting up the Ardour-Jack-Aggregate Device interface would be greatly appreciated.