Hi there, Hoping someone can help with the following issue.
Currently running windows 10 and have a Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD interface.
I’m trying to run three microphones, however audacity only picks up the first two inputs and cannot record the third. Ideally they would be on separate channels but don’t need to be.
Windows has access to the third microphone - it can detect sound coming in from all four inputs.
audacity has fully privacy access to microphones. Drivers seem all up to date.
It’s not the microphones, they work in other inputs.
I’ve tried changing Preferences > Devices > Host: to Windows WASAPi then recording to 4 channels. It returns the following error, regardless of how many channels I select "Error opening recording device. Error code: -9997 Invalid sample rate.
Any suggestions I could try would be greatly appreciated. tyia
Check that the sample rate for the device in the Windows Sound control panel, is the same for both recording and playback, and the same as the “Project Rate” in Audacity (bottom left corner of the main Audacity window).
As I have said in answer to so many posts you should run mmsys.cpl and look at the tab which shows recording devices. Any device which is listed as plugged in and enabled should be selectable as an Audacity input device. If this is not so please post a screen snapshot of the sound recording devices window overlaid on the Audacity drop down. For example:-
In this dull example the top three items are just loopback of outputs, line in and stereo mix don’t list because they are respectively not plugged in and disabled.
I haven’t got any problems there. My UMC404HD is selectable, which has all three mics running through it. In that recording windows tab the third mic is detected (the little green bars rise). However the third mic doesn’t work in audacity.
According to that, “device: 42 - Microphone (UMC404HD 192k)”, which was selected in Audacity at the time that you printed that device info, is capable of recording 4 channels. It is the only option that is capable of recording 4 inputs (the “loopback” devices are “virtual devices” rather than physical devices).
Unfortunately the device does not say what sample rates are supported for 4 channels, or any other requirement for 4 channels.
OK I think that narrows it down to an Audacity problem but I would try removing some of the other device and drivers, particularly the Realtek ones which have been shown to cause problems. Also as one error hints at sample rate issues try testing with device and audacity defaults set to a lower sample rate. It would also be useful to know if the problem is still there with ASIO drivers but I realise that you might not be able to compile Audacity with ASIO.
It would also be useful to know if the problem is still there with ASIO drivers but I realise that you might not be able to compile Audacity with ASIO.
Well that solved one issue, but caused another. Once I installed the ASIO driver the recording and playback options changed. I now have two new recording options for IN 1+2 and another for IN 3+4.
The seem to work perfectly so I can get sound from input three now. The problem is that I can only select 1+2 or 3+4. Not all 4 inputs together.
Under recording channels where I could previously select up to four, now only has mono and stereo.
Hi! I have the same problem with Steinberg UR242 - Audacity (the latest version, but previous versions too) does not see inputs 3 and 4, only 1 and 2. All other daws (Ableton, Cubase) see them without any additional tweaking.
All other daws (Ableton, Cubase) see them without any additional tweaking.
They are probably accessing the device via ASIO drivers.
Audacity cannot ship with ASIO support due to licensing issues, so you have the choice between MME, DirectSound, and WASAPI.
In Windows 10, “DirectSound” is emulated - it’s actually the same as MME but dressed up to look like DirectSound.
Currently you are using “MME” (as shown in the “host” setting of the Device Toolbar).
Try selecting WASAPI as the “host” and see if that works.
No, I tried all combinations, but it never worked. Usually, it was not a big issue for me, I used Audacity for fast recording of guitar ideas, it was convenient - no to load heavy DAWs for recording short ideas, but now I switched to stereo input 3/4, and cannot use Audacity for this purpose anymore