Trying to use Ion Express

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Trying to use Ion Express

Post by [email protected] » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:38 pm

I am using Audacity 2.1.2 in Ubuntu 16.04. I have a Ion tape express not recognized under t he lsusb command (done with root or without)
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
Joe

PS no mike input in the laptop just usb my intention is to record cassettes with Audacity.

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Re: Trying to use Ion Express

Post by [email protected] » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:03 pm

Has anyone here used Audacity 2.1.2 under Ubuntu 16.04 to record from a Ion Tape Express ?
The tutorials seem to be for Windows or Mac & not much help. Please if anyone has success thanks

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Re: Trying to use Ion Express

Post by steve » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:34 am

[email protected] wrote:Has anyone here used Audacity 2.1.2 under Ubuntu 16.04 to record from a Ion Tape Express ?
I've used Audacity 2.1.2 to record from a USB audio interface on Xubuntu 16.04. As far as Audacity is concerned, that's the same as a USB cassette player (the Linux sound system just sees the USB audio chip, and Audacity just sees what the sound system says it has.)

There are several ways to check which sound cards are installed on Linux. Here's one. Try this (after connecting the Ion Tape Express) and copy / paste the result into your reply:

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aplay -l
(that's a lower case "L" as the final character)
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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Re: Trying to use Ion Express

Post by [email protected] » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:57 am

[email protected]:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3236 Analog [ALC3236 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
[email protected]:~$
thank you for responding

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Re: Trying to use Ion Express

Post by steve » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:42 am

OK, so the device is not recognised at all.

Does the device have a detachable USB lead? If it does, try another lead.
Have you tried plugging into a different USB port on your computer?
Are you able to test the device on another computer?
Does the Ion tape express show any signs of life (such as the tape going round when you press the "Play" button)?
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Re: Trying to use Ion Express

Post by [email protected] » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:02 pm

OK, so the device is not recognized at all.

Does the device have a detachable USB lead? If it does, try another lead.(Will pickup another usb cable on 03/29/18)
Have you tried plugging into a different USB port on your computer? (yes similar results)
Are you able to test the device on another computer?(In hospital now will try later)
Does the Ion tape express show any signs of life (such as the tape going round when you press the "Play" button)? (Yes when connected to the USB cable the tape does go around)

Also I downloaded WINE & the cassette player is not seen in software for Windows. I no longer have my receipt I purchased it so ling ago.
Again thanks for responding

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