Multi-Channel Recording in Audacity

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Multi-Channel Recording in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by Willbah » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:16 am

Hi there guys and gals, long time reader first time poster.

I am running a Steinberg UR44 with 3 mic inputs into audacity and attempting to record a podcast. The problem I am experiencing is that the first mic is being detected as a left audio input and the second mic as the right audio input while the third mic isn't even picking up sound. Essentially I am having issues with audacity picking up 3 microphone channels.

This wasn't so much an issue with 2 mics as we would record in the weird left/right stereo and then when we we're done we'd split the stereo into mono and that would produce a nice sound but I've realised trying to record with 3 mics that this is just ignoring the problem and creating more issues.

Could anyone help me with this problem?
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Re: Multi-Channel Recording in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by DVDdoug » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:18 pm

Did your interface come with software?

I'd say get a real multitrack DAW.

Here is some information about Multichannel Recording in Audacity, but most people don't seem to be successful with it and Audacity doesn't have the kind of automation that you "need" for multitrack mixing.
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