I’m hoping somebody can offer some advise.
I currently record onto Audacity using a Behringer U Control UCA222 interface, but I’ve bought an audio mixer so I can keep all my instruments plugged in at one time.
My question is, can I use the mixer to record onto audacity and get rid of the interface? The mixer I have is a Moukey 8 Channel.
I’m running Windows XP
I’d really appreciate any help with this, I needed a different interface because I was fed up of connecting and disconnecting different instruments when I wanted to record and I don’t really have room to buy a bigger interface with more inputs, so if mixer does the job that would be great!
If your mixer has USB you don’t need the interface.
Or if your computer has a regular soundcard with line-in (usually color-coded blue) you can plug-in the mixer’s line-out. But since you have the UCA222, I’m guessing you have a laptop with only mic-in and headphone-out.
Most “little USB mixers” are class compliant so they don’t need any special drivers and it will probably work with XP.
Most USB mixers send the stereo-mix out to through the USB port. There are higher-end USB mixers that can work as a multi-channel interface for multitrack recording. (But Audacity isn’t great for multi-tracking.)
Windows XP is obsolete and no longer supported.
You may be able to use Audacity 2.0.6, but you will need to ensure that the relevant C++ Redistributable packages are installed. Finding the correct C++ Redistributable packages could be a problem as I think Microsoft discontinued the XP versions some years ago.
If you need to use old computer hardware, then running Linux is likely to be a much better option than an ancient and obsolete version of Windows.
Thank you for your response.
I’m using the UCA222 with an old Dell Dimension 2400 tower but have it connected via USB.
There isn’t a USB port on the mixer and I’m using the two outputs for monitor speakers.
Can I connect the UCA222 to the mixer using the RCA jacks from the UCA222 to the input 1/4 jack of the mixer? It’s just so I have the option to record in Audacity if I want to without having to keep unplugging and plugging in different cables for different instruments.
Audacity works fine on Windows XP for what I need it for. Thanks for the reply.
Which version of Audacity are you using?
I’m not sure, how would I find out what version I’m using?
I’ve been using it for about a year now, it works fine for my needs.
Help menu > About Audacity