I’m using software to airplay from my iPhone to my computer, then trying to record that. So far, I’ve got to loopback on the headphones, but when I playback the clip I recorded, it’s in far lower quality, only utilizing two channels, even though the device supports (and could only be opened) with 8 selected. I believe the input source, my phone, is sending surround audio, when I enabled surround in my headphone settings, there was a noticeable increase in sound quality. For some reason, Audacity is not recording anything except the two stereo channels, resulting in a far away and quiet sounding clip.
I got to using loopback, with my headphones, using 8 channels. When I record, it doesn’t even put audio in the other channels, only the first two, and it sounds far away and tinny. My headphones support (in fact it would only work with) 8 channels, and I know the source has some surround sound coming through, when it’s enabled in my headphones I notice an increase in sound quality, suggesting more channels are being used. But audacity only records the two. The other tracks are silent.
I have no idea if WASAPI Loopback supports multichannel capture, and I’m not home so I don’t have any way of trying-out surround sound at the moment…
In the [u]Device Toolbar[/u] can you select 8 channels?
My headphones support (in fact it would only work with) 8 channels,
What headphones do you have? Of course, headphones only have two earpieces (2-channels) so the only way to get “true” surround sound is with [u]head-tracking headphones[/u].