I have an iRig pre-amp for my electric guitar. Can I use it in Ubuntu? What software I need?
AmpliTube works perfectly in Xubuntu via Wine.
“WineASIO provides an ASIO to JACK driver for WINE. ASIO is the most common Windows low-latency driver, so is commonly used in audio workstation programs.”
Install Wine and Jack:
Install WineAsio .deb
Download and install this package
Download and extract
Get the source asio.h (file:asio.h http://sourceforge.net/projects/wineasio/files/wineasio-0.9.0.tar.gz/) than copy to your source folder and:
if you get an error like this:
just copy wineasio.dll.so on the correct folder in old fashioned way:
You must register wine library
Configure Wine to use alsa and jack
select audio tab, than pick Jack Driver and Alsa Driv.
At the most basic level you just want the sound from a mic input to come out of the speakers, which you an do in a number of ways. Here's one: How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?
There is also a program called Rakarrack which apparently does guitar effects.
As you say your preamp is USB, here is how I use my USB preamp in Ubuntu.
First you need
For setup run
You may also need to click
To properly use any audio interface with Linux, you first of all need a working ALSA driver. You may already be out of luck with the iRig there. If you have
And you connect the interface but it doesn't show up in Pulseaudio (or
If the interface does show up, then you should next get jack to do the patching.
Finally, you'll want some way to process the signal. For sure, this can be done with the big commercial programs like Guitar Rig, Amplitude, or (better) BiasFX, iZotope Trash... but I'd think twice before Wine-infiltrating a Linux install with such closed-source behemoths.