Monitoring with both hardware and software
I'd like to record while playing live. I want to monitor the guitar tracks using software, so I can apply effects to them for the live performance. The other tracks I would like to monitor using hardware, in order to reduce the load on my computer.
I have read up on this a little and I *think* I need to use the --hwmon option for jackd. (I'm using a Delta 1010LT sound card.) But beyond that I don't really know what to do.
Does what I'm trying to do make sense? I figure there's no point in having Ardour do the monitoring on 2 vocal tracks and 3 drum tracks (all done live, with mics), if it's not going to apply any realtime effects. I want to record the clean guitar tracks so I can play around with the effects later on -- this is why I don't just mic the guitar amps.
Thanks for any advice you can give.
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