Hey guys. I've had a very frustrating day, I've borrowed a mates audio interface (a Tascam US-1641 to be exact) and I've been installing the drivers and attempting to get it to record in multiple channels on audacity. Now I've seen many other posts on this forum where people are having trouble recording multiple tracks at once, and I seem to have the same problem. Imputs 1 and 2 on my audio interface will record into a left and right sterio channel respectively, but I can't get channels 3 to 16 to record a damn thing, even if I unplug 1 and 2.
I was reading the section on multichannel recording on the audacity wiki, which suggested that the audio interface I have is capable of recording 16 tracks.
"Tascam US-1641 (requires USB2.0 ports on the computer) - Reported that only 2 channels available in Audacity with 2.xx drivers under Windows 7 but 16 channels available using older drivers under XP. " (quoted from http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Multi ... _Recording
I've tried downloading a 2008 driver for the interface which was for the xp, but still no luck recording multiple channels simultaneously. What I'm not quite clear on, is if I need an XP driver for the Audio interface, or whether I need the old xp driver for audacity, the site doesn't really make it clear.
I'd hate to think that my interface has potential for multichannel recording on audacity, and I'm just too tech stupid to figure it out, can someone please help me, perhaps link me to a driver download that might work, or even just tell me why it will or won't record multiple channels and suggest things that I can do?