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Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby meshica7 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:06 pm

Hello all

Am wondering if there are any users here who are recording on a Linux system. I am in need of some advice concerning getting a Behringer XENYX X1204USB to communicate with my Acer Aspire running Kubuntu 19.10. Whenever I plug in the USB cable I get an on-screen notice:

PCM2902Audio Code Analog Stereo

However when I try to route the Xenyx in my DAW settings (I've tried Audacity, WaveForm, Traktion7) it does not give me that designation as an option. I have not been successful at getting audio to record or to play audio to the Xenyx no matter what settings I pick. I am obviously doing something wrong.

I was sent here from the Home Recording.com forums as there is/was a gentleman here by the name of Folderol who was able to help them out.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby Folderol » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:57 pm

I'm not familiar with Kubuntu at all, however, my first suspicion is that pulseaudio is getting in the way. There should be a means of disabling it somewhere in the settings. That should leave you with ALSA - which is the base audio system itself.

Sometimes, sound systems report a different 'user' name to the actual hardware name. To be sure you have it right you need to open a terminal window then type in:
aplay -l

(thats lower case 'l')

If I do that here I get:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 1: ALC887-VD Digital [ALC887-VD Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: K6 [Komplete Audio 6], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

You can see my USB card is a KA6

To use this, I need my software to link to:
hw:K6
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby billc2 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 pm

Here's what it ouputs on my Ubuntu Acer Aspire if it's any help:

bill@bill-Aspire-5733:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: ALC272X Analog [ALC272X Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
bill@bill-Aspire-5733:~$
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby meshica7 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:16 am

Thank u for the response guys...
Here is my output:

List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC255 Analog [ALC255 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: CODEC [USB Audio CODEC], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


If I am reading this right..looks like my card is USB Audio Codec..is that correct? And if so..how do I make sure my DAW is configured to see it?
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby meshica7 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:33 am

OK..So..with your help I was able to record and listen with my Xenyx using the headphones with the following settings in WaveForm11:

Audio Device Type: ALSA

Output: USB Audio Codec, USB Audio; Direct hardware device without any conversions

Input: USB Audio Codec, USB Audio; Direct hardware device without any conversions

My Xenyx came with a pair of active M-audio monitors which I have plugged into my Acer. I can route the output from the DAW to the Acer and I can listen to recorded tracks this way, but I can't listen to tracks through the speakers as I am recording them. I can only listen via the headphones as the input is still set to Output: USB Audio Codec, USB Audio; Direct hardware device without any conversions. If I set the input to anything else, I lose my ability to record. The only other way I can listen to everything while I am recording is with the 1st configuratio I mentioned above, But that leaves me with no speakers on my Acer...and I have to do a cable dance anytime I wanna listen to music or watch movies. I have not been able to route all of my Acer's audio through my Behringer (Is that even possible?).
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby meshica7 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:45 am

OK..So..with your help I was able to record and listen with my Xenyx using the headphones with the following settings in WaveForm11:

Audio Device Type: ALSA

Output: USB Audio Codec, USB Audio; Direct hardware device without any conversions

Input: USB Audio Codec, USB Audio; Direct hardware device without any conversions

My Xenyx came with a pair of active M-Audio monitors which I usually have plugged into my Acer. I can route the output from the DAW to the Acer and I can listen to recorded tracks this way in tWaveForm, but I can't listen to tracks as I am recording them. I can only listen via the headphones as the input is still set to Output: USB Audio Codec, USB Audio; Direct hardware device without any conversions. If I set the input to anything else, I lose my ability to record as the DAW sees no signal coming in. The only other way I can listen to everything while I am recording is with the 1st configuration I mentioned above using headphones or plugging the M-Audio speakers into the headphone jack using an adapter. I would love to be able to hear everything coming from the M-Audio speakers without having to do a cable dance anytime I wanna listen to music or watch movies. Any ideas?
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby Folderol » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:24 am

For Audacity, go into Edit->Preferences->Devices

The Host should be ALSA and set both Playback and Recording devices to your card. This should appear somewhere in the lists.

I don't use the other software so don't know exactly how it is set up.
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby ef37a » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:25 am

Hi Will.
I bet you have guessed that it was I that sent the chap here, to you?

I hope it is no bother? I shall leave you both speaking Alpha Proxima.

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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby Folderol » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:11 am

ef37a wrote:Hi Will.
I bet you have guessed that it was I that sent the chap here, to you?

I hope it is no bother? I shall leave you both speaking Alpha Proxima.

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"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." :lol:
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby ef37a » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:24 am

Folderol wrote:
ef37a wrote:Hi Will.
I bet you have guessed that it was I that sent the chap here, to you?

I hope it is no bother? I shall leave you both speaking Alpha Proxima.

Dave.
"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." :lol:

Heh! Keep you busy. I did not know Audacity ran in Linux? Logical I guess. I understand Reaper was promised, any news on that?

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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby James Perrett » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:04 pm

ef37a wrote:Heh! Keep you busy. I did not know Audacity ran in Linux? Logical I guess. I understand Reaper was promised, any news on that?

Reaper has been running on Linux for a while now. It is still described as experimental but plenty of people seem to use it.

I thought Audacity started on Linux and was then ported to Windows later. That was many years ago though.
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby Folderol » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:25 pm

James Perrett wrote:
ef37a wrote:Heh! Keep you busy. I did not know Audacity ran in Linux? Logical I guess. I understand Reaper was promised, any news on that?

Reaper has been running on Linux for a while now. It is still described as experimental but plenty of people seem to use it.

I thought Audacity started on Linux and was then ported to Windows later. That was many years ago though.
Yes Reaper is getting very good reports, although it doesn't suit my workflow. Audacity was indeed originally designed for Linux, but is now available for all platforms. It is relatively simple, but generally very lightweight, concentrating on audio only.
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby meshica7 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:44 pm

Dave, Folderol,

LOL! Thanx guys so much for your help! I have been able to route my audio to and from the Xenyx now...so I am actually going to connect a pair of either EAWs or JBL Control 28s and a QSC CX502 to the Xenyx and use the M-Audio speakers on another laptop. Well, that's the plan at least.
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby Folderol » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:38 pm

Very pleased you got it sorted - have fun :)
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Re: Behringer Xenyx1204USB and Linux

Postby meshica7 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:21 pm

I may call upon your wisdom again in future as I venture down these unfamiliar roads if that is acceptable.
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