Hello, I’m having difficulty setting up my equipment to record audio to two separate tracks. For reference, my set up:
2x Samson Q2U mics
Behringer Xenyx 802 Analog Mixer
Behringer UCA222 USB audio interface
Microphones connected to Xenyx via XRL cable
Xenyx connected to UCA222 via dual 1/4" TRS male to dual RCA male
I’ve set the Xenyx 802 up so that mic 1 is hard panned all the way to the left, and mic 2 is hard panned all the way to the right. When I speak into the microphones, the monitors in the lower right of the Xenyx light up as expected. That is, when I speak into mic 1, only the left side lights up, and only the right side when I use mic 2. This is confirmed with headphones, too. I’ve connected headphones both to the UCA222 and the phone out jack on the mixer. I observe the same behavior, I only hear out of the left when using mic 1, and the right when using mic 2. So I don’t think it’s a hardware issue (although it could be).
However, when I record into Audacity, mic 1 is recorded on both tracks and mic 2 doesn’t pick up audio at all. Here is what Audacity looks like when I record. https://imgur.com/K6YEgIo
You can see in the first couple of seconds I"m speaking into mic 1. I’m speaking into mic 2 around seconds 4-5. I’m not sure what else I’m supposed to do. Is there some common audacity setting that I don’t know about that I have to change in order to record audio to two separate tracks?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.