Jack Moore

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Linux Audio Input Setup

02 Apr 2020 » obs, audio, focusrite, config, input

Open Broadcasting Studio can be used for multiple things. I haven’t yet decided what I would like to use it for, but I know i am going to need OBS eventually. I also would like to check the input settings to get the audio input from a real microphone on my Linux workstation.


Qjackctl was somewhat of a bust.

The thing thats important with qjackctl is going Settings > Advanced > Output Device: hw:USB and Output Device: hw:USB and then start the qjackctl server.


I don’t think I got qjackctl to work. I need to look at documentation.


I had a little trouble getting the OBS studio working with the Scarlett Focusrite.

It ended up being a builtin audio configuration for the fix.

In settings on the bottom right of the application in the toolbar, go to audio settings and make sure desktop audio is default, Mic/Aux Aduio is set to Scarlett Solo USB Analog Stereo, and the other Mic’s are set to Disabled.

Then in the sources toolbar part, make sure to select the window capture and select the correct window.

In Audio Mixer under the Mic/Aux hit the settings button, and confirm the properties device is set to Scarlett Solo USB Analog Stereo and the Advanced Audio Properties the Mic/Aux is set to Mono.

Then run a test run and ensure everything is good to go.

If there are issues with the hardware encoder, use the x264 encoder in settings > Encoder: Software (x264).


Pulse Audio Control. Pulse is pretty easy. I am able to type in “Pulse audio” to my search bar and open “PulseAudio Volume…” to configure the inputs without much trouble.

Install was:

sudo apt install pavucontrol
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