problems installing ardour from the ground up
I would really appreciate it if anyone here could help me..
I've been using Kubuntu Dapper for the better part of a year now, and only using windblows for my music. I HATE doing it that way, but at least it works.
I finally decided to chuck win completely, but I'm having a hard time doing it.
I'm using a Dell dimension 4400 p4 1.7 768mb ram
the sound card is a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz (cs46xx crystal sound chipset) and Kubuntu Dapper has been installed.
I followed the steps in the ubuntu studio wiki, and now when i try to use ardour, I can record tracks from Hydrogen, and play them back with sound.
What I can't do is get ANY sound recorded from the mic or line inputs. I get signal in my monitors, but none on Ardour's meters. When I try to configure jack, it gives me hw0 and hw0,0 as capture devices. Neither of these seems to make a difference. Ardour pretends to see inputs but selecting them is useless.
what is going on?
would i need a different sound card to use ardour?
do I just need to manually configure or download a driver?
Is there a better distro that would be easier to use (aside from Jack Open SuSe, Musix, DyneBolic, or Ubuntu Edgy which have all had the same problems or worse)?
I'm TOTALLY WILLING to just wipe the hard drive and start again, if I can find a clear set of instructions. Every Walkthrough or Faq i have seen is incomplete for my particlar needs.
I would love to show my friends how to record with linux, as that is the only reason why they are still using ms. Right now I'm just about ready to suck it up and go back to cooledit.