Audacity 2.1.2 Xubuntu 14.04.5
I'm trying to convert vinyl records to CD using an external sound device (Artpro Audio - USB phono Plus)
I've had so much trouble trying to record from this device using audacity that I've given up using audacity for recording.
- error messages like
Expression 'stream->playback.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 4611
Expression 'alsa_snd_pcm_hw_params_set_format( pcm, hwParams, Pa2AlsaFormat( hostFormat ) )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1789
With these error messages I have no confidence that audacity is recording my audio accurately.
I tried filling a bug report and was told that these error messages were "normal" for Linux.
- other recording issues include failing to start properly, and stalling during recording.
Instead I use the reliable tool arecord to record from the USB device into a single wav file per vinyl record side
and then use audacity to clean up the wav file and split it into tracks.
Much less stressful.