hey there, just new to the forum but needed some help
I am sorry if the question has already been asked, i didn’t see it.
i am on ubuntu 19.04 with a bird UM1 and would like to know how to connect it to audacity and eventually if possible be able to record my voice and the pc sounds (discord call etc)
In attachment you will find what i see but i can’t change anything (bird is default mic)
thanks for your help.
Audacity can only record from one thing, so you have to arrange to mix all your sounds before Audacity.
This isn’t easy, or sometimes causes problems. There is a poster whose show is a mix of multiple sound sources and complex sound pathways. He started having feedback (mum mum mum mum) sounds from somewhere and we haven’t been able to dig him out. His sound diagram is a ball of yarn.
I did a multiple-source podcast test, but I did it with an analog sound mixer and two computers. Good quality, stable and repeatable, but probably not what most people were hoping for.
I’m not a Linux elf, so we should wait for one of those to post specifics about your microphone.
There is one universal note. Connect the microphone and wait for the machine to get comfortable with it, then start Audacity. Audacity checks for devices when it starts.
If you do it out of order, the microphone may be invisible. You can force a scan later with Transport > Rescan.
Is that the USB version?
Ensure that you connect the mic before you launch Audacity.
You should then see a USB device listed in the recording tab of the device toolbar.
yup it is the usb version, i tried that but still nothing, same as the picture i sent, can’t choose anything else, even after a rescan.
Numéro de périphérique d’enregistrement par défaut : 0
Numéro de périphérique de lecture par défaut : 0
ID de périphérique : 0
Nom de périphérique : default
Nom d’hôte : ALSA
Canaux d’enregistrement : 32
Canaux de lecture : 32
Latence d’enregistrement basse : 0,00870748
Latence de lecture basse : 0,00870748
Latence d’enregistrement haute : 0,0348299
Latence de lecture haute : 0,0348299
Taux supportés :
Périphérique d’enregistrement sélectionné : 0 - default
Périphérique de lecture sélectionné : 0 - default
Taux supportés :
Impossible d’ouvrir Portmixer
(i’m french sorry …)
here are the sound preferences from the pc (mic is detected as set as default)
The short answer: Your Ubuntu sound system is broken. Have you uninstalled PulseAudio? PulseAudio is the default sound system in Ubuntu, but no sign of it in your audio device info.
How did you install Ubuntu 19.04?
At least it used to be - appears that Ubuntu have made changes to the sound system, but I’m uncertain at this stage what they’ve done. I do see on Google that quite a lot of people are reporting audio problems in Ubuntu 19.04.
I haven’t unistalled pulseaudio (i think so …)
got ubuntu from the official website and installed it from live session, it is kept up to date since.
here is what i get in terminal for “pulseaudio”
Good, that looks right.
Are you sure you posted all of the Audio device info?
The Audio device info dialog has a “Save” button. Try saving the info to a convenient location, then attach the file to your reply.
couln’t find the button … yeah not helping sorry >< maybe this could help.
(output list : i use digital output (S/PDIF) - multimedia headset)
EDIT i use analog output
(input list : i use Bird UM1 (both mics are USB, multimedia headset is the mic on the head set …)
here it is but it is the same as what i had already put :
deviceinfo.txt (989 Bytes)
I’ve just checked on Ubuntu 19.04, and as I wrote previously, there “should” be a “pulse” device listed in Audacity’s audio device info. It’s mysterious why it isn’t listed.
Which version of Audacity are you using? (look in “Help menu > About Audacity”)
Was that from Panda Jim’s PPA, or from somewhere else?
it was from the software library, but just saw an other version … i got the one from the snap shop, made by daniel Llewellyn
The version of Audacity in the official Ubuntu 19.04 repository is Audacity 2.2.2 (https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=audacity&searchon=names&suite=disco§ion=all).
If you’re using Audacity 2.3.2, then it’s not from the main Ubuntu repository.
Please try the version from the Ubuntu repository.