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Audacity device toolbar is empty

Permanent link to this post Posted by asravan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:40 am

I am using Audacity on Ubuntu 16.04 to record from an electric piano through an input jack. My laptop recognized the recording device and I can see input levels fluctuating when I play from my keyboard (although I can't hear anything). The device toolbar in audacity is empty. When I hit the record button it gives the following message:
"Error opening sound device. Try changing the audio host, recording device and the project sample rate"

I've already tried re-installing my sound drivers. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Re: Audacity device toolbar is empty

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:07 am

asravan wrote:from an electric piano through an input jack.

What sort of electric piano, and what is the "input jack" that you refer to?

asravan wrote:My laptop recognized the recording device

How does your laptop show that?
What is the recording device?

asravan wrote:I can see input levels fluctuating when I play from my keyboard

Where do you see that?

asravan wrote:Try changing the audio host

What options do you have? In a default Ubuntu set-up there is only one option.

asravan wrote:I've already tried re-installing my sound drivers.

How did you do that?
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Re: Audacity device toolbar is empty

Permanent link to this post Posted by asravan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:39 pm

steve wrote:
asravan wrote:from an electric piano through an input jack.

What sort of electric piano, and what is the "input jack" that you refer to?
Electric Piano: Yamaha P45. I'm using a 3.5 mm to 1/4 inch jack

asravan wrote:My laptop recognized the recording device

How does your laptop show that? (Fluctuating amplitudes of signal when I press keys on my keyboard)
What is the recording device? (The keyboard)

asravan wrote:I can see input levels fluctuating when I play from my keyboard

Where do you see that? (On the Input tab in the sound settings window - Ubuntu 16.04)

asravan wrote:Try changing the audio host

What options do you have? In a default Ubuntu set-up there is only one option.
Could you please elaborate? I don't quite understand what that means. Thanks.

asravan wrote:I've already tried re-installing my sound drivers.

How did you do that?
(Re-installed Alsa)
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