Timed recordings

  • picothinker
Posted: Tue, 04/22/2008 - 13:12
I record radio programs that are on in the middle of the night, and encode them to MP3. I used to use ecasound for this and schedule with cron. I had problems getting this to work with 64studio, perhaps cron was at odds with the realtime nature of 64studio. Audacity can be good to use as well, because it can export MP3 directly. I found instructions here about times recordings with Audacity: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=TimedRecording

Newer Audacity does it!

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Wed, 04/23/2008 - 13:22
I did some updates, and newer Audacity (1.3.x beta, available in the testing repos) now has a feature for timed recording! Haven't tried it yet, but looks very straight-forward. Audacity now makes it easier to specify a temp directory also, which is a help for me. I use Ardour for multi-track recording, but Audacity is very handy for many other audio tasks. There is also the ability to set up chains of tasks, good for repetitive jobs.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 04/22/2008 - 13:43
You could also use rivendell. It is a bit fidley to install, but you can schedule play outs, recordings and just about anything radiostationey. But, it has a learning curve which sometimes has me pulling my hair out when I forgot how to do something simple. The idea with rivendell is that each user has a role, like in a typical radiostation, and that each does his/her job frequently and well to get the machine going. Works well. One person tends to forget, especially if you work on it less frequently. What am I doing... I just told you to use something else! If you want a challenge, use rivendell.