[PlanetCCRMA] Audio recording problem

Adam Linson adam@percent-s.com
Mon Jul 11 14:02:02 2005

On 7/11/05, planetccrma-request@ccrma.stanford.edu 
> Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] Audio recording problem
> From: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
> To: Ron Pepper <feffer777@yahoo.com>
> Cc: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
> Organization:
> Date: 10 Jul 2005 19:03:30 -0700
> On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 23:08, Ron Pepper wrote:
> > My system is FC-3, but not the CCRMA version. Initially I had some
> > trouble getting my sound card (SB-Live! emu10Kx) to work, but thanks
> > to this forum and ALSA sound works pretty well now.
> >
> > I want a "radio Tivo" type set-up on my system. This should be
> > automated, so that the necessary apps would open at specific times,
> > record an audio stream and then stop after a set interval. Is this
> > possible? Is Audacity the best app to use for recording? I'm mainly
> > interested in 'talk radio' so sound quality doesn't need to be great.
> > Are there other apps that might be better than Audacity for simple
> > audio stream recording?
> I would take a look at ecasound ("man ecasound" for more details). It is
> a command line program that can be a "digital audio workstation",
> records, mixes, plays back, can add effects and all that. Being command
> line driven means it could be managed through simple shell scripts (or
> any other programming language that can call external programs) and in
> turn those scripts could be run from cron (a daemon that can start tasks
> at scheduled times).
> Obviously a lot to learn (ecasound, scripts, cron) but that would be my
> approach.

Continuing with that suggestion, you might want to see here: