Recording Audio

At least with the CM-Headphone type adapter, you can also record audio.

 arecord --device=hw:1,0 --format S16_LE --rate 44100 -c1 test.wav

Will record signed 16-bit (S16_LE) audio at 44100 Hz (--rate 44100) mono (-c1) audio to test.wav. We've noted that any audio input will be echoed out the speakers as well

You can have a little VU meter show up if you add to the-V mono command line. Press control-C to quit

Once you're done recording you can play back with

aplay --device=plughw:1,0 test.wav

This guide was first published on Sep 17, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 19, 2018. This page (Recording Audio) was last updated on May 09, 2018.