IKhider wrote:The settings that worked for me was placing both i/o settings onto "Asla default".
Great stuff, that's how it's supposed to work
IKhider wrote:However, under "audio device info" I get a blank field. No information whatsoever, no checklist. Is that normal?
No idea why that should be, I get one on my machine, but as long as it works it's no problem.
IKhider wrote:A friend suggested I use a walkman instead of a component cassette deck lined through an amp because the line out volume cannot be controlled.
Playing directly from the "Line Out" of a HiFi cassette "separate" into the "Line In" of your sound card should be perfect. True, you can't (usually) control the output level from the cassette deck, but as it is designed to work at line level it should be an excellent match for the "Line in" of your sound card (just make sure that it is a "Line In" and not a "Mic In"). This is a better option than a "headphone out", which is designed to drive headphones rather than a line input.
You can adjust the recording level through the ALSA mixer.
Generally speaking, HiFi separates offer better sound quality than portable devices (but obviously not always).