How to fix monitoring performance (it is too low) in ardour?
"Monitoring" function in ardour works excessively slowly (in my probably wrong configuration). It sounds like something chopped (alternating: sound, silence, sound, silence, etc.). It seems that a lot of samples from ones generated by the soundcard (from microphone in) are simply lost (even if recording is switched off).
How to fix this?
My card is Intel HDA, the sound system is ALSA (from 2.6.19 Linux Kernel), the distribution is Slackware 11. In my system the simple programs (like rec, KRec, and KWave) are able to record sound well.
I'm novice in sound recording and edition. Today I have installed ardour with all the packages required (scons, jack, libsndfile, librdf + raptor, LADSPA SDK, liblrdf, libsamplerate, fftw 3, swh-plugins). ardour works now but it is evident that my configuration is not optimal. My knowledges in sound recording/processing/edition are quite poor. For instance, I do not know how does the libraries and programs like jack, lrdf or sndfile interact with ardour and with each other. Actually, it is difficult to me to find the fault in the configuration. I can only hope that somebody will help...