Krec help!

Barry barrymac at
Tue Nov 16 00:33:03 GMT 2004

Oh god I'm sorry for being so rude by saying I would probably use
something else Arnold. I didn't realise I was conversing with the
author himself!! How embarrasing, especially as your so modest about
your efforts.

I'm well impressed but I was moody because unless I manage to do the
recovery I've lost a great recording. I think your right about me not
having enough tmp space. If I had another few gigs of space then there
would have been room to make the tar zip.

I have jack installed but I wasn't sure how to use it exactly. I
wasn't aware of qjackctl though! That makes things easier for sure,
thanks a million. These are some really cool tools you've pointed me
to that's for sure.

I ended up using the non-graphical alsamixer as it was the most
reliable as well as it happens.

Having looked through the links you've shown me I'm very grateful
indeed. I've just installed a load of jack applications and I'm
extremely impressed. I had no idea there was so much pro audio stuff
for linux. I mean when I saw krec I thought it was cool that someone
had sorted out a recorder with a compressor. I don't know how open
source developers get the time to create these wonders!

Looks like krec is still the most user friendly way of recording with
a compressor though even though tools like jamin are very impressive.

Arnold your a star! Thanks a million! 

Best Regards,

P.S. I still think it wouldn't be a bad idea to be able to turn off
the tar zipping in krec though.

On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 21:54:16 +0100, Arnold Krille <arnold at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Monday 15 November 2004 21:34, Barry wrote:
> > I discovered that they were tar balls ok and I think I will be using
> > something else in future for definite. But I do like the fact that it
> > has a compressor on it. That is very handy for live recordings.
> I know ;-) thats why I added it. But I used i mainly for small recordings...
> > I hope
> > I can find something else with a compressor that scales more
> > gracefully. It wouldn't have these problems if you had the option to
> > turn off the tar zipping of the data.
> Here is my live-setup for recording:
> - jackd (started via qjackctl)
> - timemachine for _very_ simple recording. This app consists of a big big
> button and levelmeters for every channel. Nothing more, the files are namber
> with a prefix and the time and date.
> - A xterm with alsamixer for direct hardware control.
> - No kde since my laptop is not the newest and I don't want the overhead...
> This could be extended with a jack-rack to use a compressor and effects or
> even better with jamin, the best free mastering tool in the world.
> URL: - there you will find jack and applications using
> jack, including the named ones...
> Stay tuned,
> Arnold
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