Questions tagged [external-soundcard]

Questions about using or installing external sound cards in Ubuntu.

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Sound not wokring on Ubuntu Gnome 19.04

I built my own PC a few months back however, both the sound and Bluetooth have not worked. With sound, if I go to the settings, the output device is found and the volume is turned on but if i test it,...
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External sound card UR22 Steinberg works in one installation but doesn't in other

I have two Ubuntu 18.04 systems. One on laptop, and other on PC. I have got external soundcard Yamaha UR22 Steinberg and trying to plug in it to PC. Ubuntu on laptop see it without any problems. But ...
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How to use internal laptop speakers with external sound card?

After sound card chip on my laptop stopped working, I bought a cheap external sound with 3.5mm input. Everything works fine when external speakers/headphones are attached to it, but I would like to ...
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Broken 3.5mm jack input and sound quality very poor through usb soundcard

The audio output 3.5mm is broken (physically cracked) and so you can still play music with it that sounds good quality but flicks between just coming out of 1 speaker to both speakers. I bought a ...
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External Soundcard only playing sound on Youtube in Browser

I have a Fiio BRT3. It's basically a bluetooth receiver, but you can use it as external sound card over USB as well. So I am using it as Sound Card atm and I find it in Settings > Sound as Analog and ...
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No Audio Kubuntu 19.04, Z390 Aorus Master

Please help me fix this issue asap. I have somehow installed Kubuntu 19.04 and have it working but there is no audio. I am using z390 aorus master motherboard which has ESS Sabre 9118 DAC(which seems ...
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Soundblaster G6 Microphone input doesn't work

I was hoping someone could possibly help me out with my sound card. I have a Soundblaster G6 running in 18.10. Everything seems to work except the microphone input. I realize Creative Labs doesn't ...
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Microphone signal from USB soundcard is silent in any application that uses Pulseaudio, including the Settings

I can record audio from it in Audacity just fine (it apparently uses ALSA to interact with sound card). Not so much with any application that uses Pulseaudio, they see the device but there's always ...
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How to force remove alsa module

Currently I am facing an issue as after loading my alsa_module I am unable to release it. Is there any way to force remove it from the kernel? I have tried: rmmod -f alsa_module modprobe -r ...
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Does the SoundBlasterX G5 work in Ubuntu? [closed]

Does anyone know if the SoundBlasterX G5 works on Ubuntu. Seeing as it's an external DAC only the sound needs to be sent to it. Will that mean it's easy to use on Ubuntu? Thanks
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Ubuntu 16.04/14.04 + Pro-Ject DS2 Ultra external DAC doesn't work

i'd like to ask for some help, at the moment i'm struggling with that, maybe someone already knows this problem and/or even got a solution for that... i bought an external DAC (Pro-Ject DAC Box DS2 ...
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Audio source not appearing in pulseaudio but playing over headphone jack

I use a headset with internal USB sound card running on Ubuntu 16.04 with KDE 5.5 and Firefox 56.0 (64-bit). Recently playing music using the Amazon Music web player stopped working. Using the same ...
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headphones not working ( HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-w0XX)

I just got ubuntu 16LTS, but now when I put headphones in they won't work, the speakers work fine though, http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=462a1ea0e736a38ee69fe53626cf23907f3b1ceb, thats my ALSA link ...
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How to disable unwanted audio fade when using Steinberg UR22mk2 USB audio interface on (K)Ubuntu 17.04?

I've gotten myself a Steinberg UR22mk2 USB audio interface. After plugging it into my Linux system (Kubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10.0) it is automatically and correctly detected. The problem I have is:...
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Is there any supported external sound card with working microphone input?

Currently i am using a Asus Xonar U7. Sound output is working perfectly, but the audio input is not working at all (expected behaviour as of other users experiences). Previously I tried a Creative ...
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No default audio output via Jack - Zoom H5 as USB audio interface - Ubuntu 14.04

Before I start, I use the 4.11.2 low-latency kernel, realtime priority is enabled in /etc/security/limits.conf. Realtime user group etc. has been set up. Jack seems to work fine with ALSA. I use ...
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cannot set freq 44100 to ep 0x1 : what does it mean?

With a 'dmesg', I read dozens of error messages 'cannot set freq 44100 to ep 0x1' which are caused by plugging headphones having its own USB sound card (the ASUS ROG Spitfire). These headphones ...
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No USB soundcard found in Ubuntu 16.10 [duplicate]

I have a usb soundcard Edirol UA-1EX and a computer with dual boot (windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10) and I can't make the Ubuntu recognize the usb soundcard. aplay -l **** Lista de Dispositivos ...
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Pros/cons of running PulseAudio at 24 Bits to match hardware?

Long-time lurker, first post - please be gentle. I am trying to get my USB audio interface to reproduce bit-perfect audio. It is a Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1, which is plug-and-play on my ...
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Boss RC-300 Audio interface appears but no sound is heard

I got a new RC-300 Loop Station...Nice Looper! But now I want to you use the Audio-interface of it and have some problems. If I do the following: $ cat /proc/asound/cards /proc/asound/module 0 [...
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Do the USB 3D sound cards work on ubuntu?

Problem: I want to purchase a external usb soundcard for my setup to power a low voltage Microphone, the bm-700. A ton of videos have shown that it does work but I don't know if this particular ...
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Scarlett 2i2 & Ubuntu 16.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04, and am having some issues with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It is not shown on System Settings/Audio, but Alsamixer shows it, even if it says "This sound device does ...
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USB sound card doesn't work properly in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have a problem with my e-mu 0202 usb sound card. I've been using ubuntu 15.04 15.10 and 16.04 and it works just fine in there. But not in ubuntu mate 16.04 The problem is my usb card just shuts ...
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Recording through an M-Audio Fasttrack Pro into Ardour with Qjackctl - No Input Signal?

Update: linuxaudio states that the M-Audio Fast Track Pro can only work at 16 bit due to USB 1.1. http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/hw/m-audio_fast_track_pro What does that mean to get it up and running? ...
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Control knobs of Qsynth using a Novation Launchkey Mini

I'm using a Novation Launchkey Mini as a Midi controller connected to Qsynth (GUI for FluidSynth) with Qjack, which at the same time is using a Focusrite Scarlett Solo as its audio interface. It all ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 hard times

The answers to this question that are all around the forums already outdated. I'm running a clean install of Ubuntu Studio 15.10. With Jack Control or aplay -l I can see it's there. But I can get no ...
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Ubuntu thinks my Audient iD14 audio interface is Analogue Surround 4.0 when it's actually stereo. Is there any way to fix this?

I'm using an external Audient iD14 audio interface with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I mainly use Windows for FL Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite, but I like to mess around with ...
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Linux supported 5.1 SPDIF out external sound cards

My only requirement is to get 6 channel (5.1) digital audio out from USB and output it with a S/PDIF (optical/coaxial) port. So I'll connect the receiver (DAC) and it does the decoding + playback. I'...
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Automatically switching output audio device on 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I recently bought a Schiit Fulla USB DAC/Amp. I want Ubuntu to automatically switch audio output to this device when I plug it in as opposed to me having to manually set it ...
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Roland Quad-capture doesn't works

All audio tracks and videos don't start playing. It shows in pavucontrol as QUAD-CAPTURE Analog Surround 4.0, and I can select it as fallback audio output.
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How to add a custom alert sound in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. How to add custom alert sound in Ubuntu Unity ? Note: my question is not how to play music via terminal. I can use play command from sox package. Also not make-a-sound-once-...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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Can I find cocoa modem in the repositories?

I just have a basic question. I am trying to set up a digital ham radio station. I have a piece of equipment called a SignalLink, a radio and a computer. What I am trying to do is make it so that the ...
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Is FiiO E10K DAC supported on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am planning to get headphone DAC/AMP Fiio E10K. It has PCM 5102 chip. Its not same product as Fiio E10 – because the chip is different. I am wondering will it work with Ubuntu 14.04. If it does how ...
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My external USB sound card is not working

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I’ve been using my USB sound card for a few months. I used Windows before and it worked on Windows. But it’s not working on my Ubuntu. It can't output any sound.
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What does USB DAC “Analog Output” mean?

I just connected my new Rega DAC to the computer via USB, it popped up in the sound settings, and choosing it there directs sound to it just fine. What confuses me, however, is that it says "Analog ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a multi OS computer (Windows XP, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04). Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP are 32 bit systems in separate partitions. Ubuntu 14.04 is a 64 bit system in it's own partition. I ...
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How can I install ASIO4ALL on Ubuntu 14.04?

I need to install ASIO4ALL. I need this program for producing music in Ableton. I use Ubuntu 14.04.
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Tascam US-122L USB Audio Interface + jackd

I'm trying to get a Tascam US-122L USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface working with jackd. The correct kernel modules seem to load when I plug the device in: $ lsmod | grep us122l snd_usb_us122l ...
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How can I make the Adobe flashplugin use Pulseaudio under Kubuntu 14.04?

I have trouble getting the sound from firefox to output in an external (USB) sound card. I understand there are some issues around getting flash to play sound here from googling the question, but I ...
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How can I configure my USB sound card with KDE tools?

I have a USB soundcard which is detected by the system (as output in /proc/asound/cards and by lsusb). However, it is not selectable in KDE settings. It shows up in the list of sound cards, but is ...
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How can I use digital output instead of analog output for USB headset on 14.04?

I previously used 12.04 where I was able to use digital output for my USB headset and it worked miles better than analog. Now I installed (fresh install, deleted previous ubuntu partitions) 14.04 on ...
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UAC1 DAC (ODAC): digital vs analog output

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output (This ...
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Move audio stream from OpenAL application to different audio device

I have two different audio output devices: an internal sound card and an external DAC/amp. When starting an OpenAL application (I first observed the issue with Minecraft, but I suspect it affects all ...
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Sound won't work with Soundblaster Audigy Fx PCIe card

To start, I am a complete linux noob trying out Ubuntu to see if I can use it as my primary OS. Perfectly willing to put work into getting it setup, but I'm running into an issue that I can't find a ...
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How to listen live sounds from input from external sound card?

I have an external sound card. It is connected to my laptop via USB and to piano via a jack - jack cable. I can record sounds from piano (using Audacity) but I cannot hear the sounds in the live mode....
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Is ASUS Xonar U7 supported?

I plan to buy ASUS Xonar U7 USB sound card but don't see drivers for Linux in the ASUS site. I don't see it in the ALSA supported cards page either (http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:...
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How can I enable digital output on a FiiO E7 without ending session?

When I plug my FiiO E7 USB Audio DAC & Amp in Ubuntu 13.04, it is recognized as Audio DAC but only via the Analog Output port. I have to log-out and in again before the USB Audio DAC Digital ...
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Pulseaudio static crackle in 5.1 analog

I realize this is a repeated question, I just was not able to rectify the issue myself. Anyways, I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04. It does not have a 5.1 sound card installed, but I have 5.1 ...
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External sound card stops functioning after suspend

After reading: Re: Cannot suspend or hibernate Asus desktop ubuntu 12.04 I got the suspend working on a desktop. The only problem is that the external sound card that I have (Audiophile 2496) stops ...