Hi all, I’m a newbie and this is my first post. Here’s hoping a few of you might be willing to share some experience and expertise.
My wife and I have set ourselves up to record podcasts. We’re using an iMac (Catalina 10.15.7) which is connected to a Tascam US-4x4HR USB interface running two mics.
Audacity recognises the box just fine and records as you’d expect, but things get complicated when we start exploring how to record calls/interviews via Skype or Zoom US on the same iMac at the same time.
Anyone already shaking their heads?!
I’ve got it working, using a ‘loopback’ setting with the Tascam interface, but I’m wondering whether I’m asking too much of Audcacity and/or the iMac soundcard to be able to mix the inputs, recognise the internet call and record the whole lot as well.
Does anyone have any advice?
Some of the specifics I’m pondering:
- Ideally I’d like the caller on Zoom US to hear us through the Tascam interface and mic-set up, rather than a webcam mic/built-in mic
- I’d like to control the volume of the Zoom guest on a third input on the interface
- Do I need a separate standalone recorder, or to use Audacity on another laptop that’s not having to juggle all of the above?
- Is there a better solution to run the lot?!