[PlanetCCRMA] Need a little help recording pd sounds

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Mar 22 19:04:01 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 18:20, Bradley S. Campbell wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm trying to record sounds I create with pd to a .wav file.  I have 
> JACK running via qjackctl and then I start pd and connect it to the 
> alsa_pcm capture ports in the "Connections" dialog of qjackctl.  I start 
> arecord from the command line, usually with something like:
> "$ arecord -t wav -f dat -d 10 -D hw:0,0 pdsound.wav"
> I get no file in my home directory after doing this, regardless of 
> whether pd's running or not -- I think it may be sympomatic of a bigger 
> thing that I'm doing wrong -- any thoughts??

If you are running pd into jack (through qjackctl) you need a jack-aware
recorder to capture its output. Arecord is just alsa and will try to use
(and probably wait for) the interface that jack is already using. If you
want a simple recorder probably qarecord or timemachine can do what you

-- Fernando