Subject: Re: Recording silence is definitely not golden
To: None <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/24/2005 17:03:13
On 23-Nov-05, at 9:41 AM, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 18:33:05 +0000
> Rui Paulo <> wrote:
>> On 2005.11.22 12:15:55 -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
>> | It seems that NetBSD does not do audio recording.  There are all  
>> sorts
>> | of tools to do so but when I use them all I record is silence.   
>> I found
>> | a few messages in the archives from people with the same problem  
>> but no
>> | answers.
>> I cannot do full-duplex. That's the only problem I have.
> But you can do something.  From the responses it appears that my
> problem may simply be a crappy on-board sound controller.  I am going
> to get a SoundBlaster card and try again.  Anyone have any advice on
> that?  I would like to keep it in the under $100 (Canadian) range if I
> can.  Quality doesn't have to be ultra great.  Mostly I am just
> recording my band's rehearsals for our own study. has C-Media cards for ~$14. Heck, if you even wanted  
to get fancy, you could order a SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit for $45:

	64 audio channel playback with independent sample rates
	24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample  
	24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to  
analog 5.1 speaker output
	16-bit and 24-bit recording with sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16,  
22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
	SPDIF output up to 24-bit resolution at selectable sampling rate of  
44.1, 48 or 96kHz

Seems decent to me :)