Pisound test installation

I installed the Pisound on my Raspberry 3. When I typed the test command amidi -l, I got the following error message:
pi@pi:~ $ amidi -l
Dir Device Name
cannot determine device number: Inappropriate ioctl for device

Thank you for your help

Hey, sometimes Pisound may not make good contact with Raspberry Pi, please try turning the system off, then unmount Pisound and mount it back again, so the board appears completely parallel to Raspberry Pi, you may have to squeeze the side with the pins a bit. Then power it on again and see if it works now.

If it doesn’t, please share the dmesg log. You may put it on pastebin.com and share a link here.

Thank you for your response.
I have one last one.
I just configured Pisound on the Raspberry with pisound config. I would now like to connect a microphone as input and be able to record the sound to an SD card. Which software do you recommend to install? I’ve heard about modep, I don’t know if it’s the best.

Audacity has a nice GUI for recording, otherwise you may use arecord ALSA command line utility or jack_record if you’re using Jack backend.