Ecasound Syntax Can you Listen to what you are Editing?

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Mon Dec 1 14:35:30 UTC 2008

Yes, you can.
I think there is an example somewhere in the docs, but from memory, you 
use a special output chain called all.
One would have to check the docs though.
HTH, Willem

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Martin McCormick wrote:

> 	Is it possible to edit a sound file under ecasound and
> store the parts one wants to keep at the same time while
> monitoring the master?
> 	The documentation seems to state that you can send the
> output to multiple locations. In this case, one is the new file
> that contains a subset of the master and the other is the sound
> card.
> 	After a long evening of syntax war, the closest thing
> that will actually load is:
> ecasound -c -i input.wav -o alsa -o output.wav
> This silently copies the input to the output and, if you
> fast-forward X number of seconds, the output file has X number
> of seconds of dead silence before the sound starts. The start of
> the sound is at the right place but I am obviously doing
> something very wrong because I have never gotten it to both play
> and record simultaneously. The sound card is capable of this so
> if it can work, it should.
> 	Any ideas are appreciated.
> Martin McCormick
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