I am using Windows 10. I have a Logitech camera/microphone connected to the computer. I can use Audacity just fine. However I want to use my Shure Microphone connected through a Behringer UM2 instead of the microphone on the Logitech. I cannot seem to find the solution to this problem.
Can I have two input sources to Audacity? If so how do I set it up?
Almost forgot I have version 2.1.2 Audacity.
Can I have two input sources to Audacity?
Audacity will only support one sound device.
However, it may be possible to record your UM2 in Audacity at the same time you’re recording your video show on another application and smash them together in post production. Audacity will not edit video, so you’re going to need a video editor no matter what.
Or…You can use an application such as VoiceMeeter which will allow you to route multiple sounds to multiple places. Once version even has its own multi-channel recorder.
I’m just reading through that again. You just want to shoot separate sound. That can be done, but it may be a little magic compared to what you’re used to.
You can get your computer to record the UM2, right? Plug it in, let it settle and then start Audacity and change the record device.
This may look like a party favor or metaphor, but it’s a real thing.
It’s called a clap board and you start everything recording, stand where the camera can see you and the microphone can hear you. Say “Camera Mark!” and slap the board closed. Shoot the scene.
You use the sound and the video to line up the two later in your video editor. The first time you forget to do this you find out how insanely difficult it is to line up the scene by eye. You may also find that the beginnings match, but not the ends. The first few times you record, also shoot “End Sticks,” where you hold the clapboard upside down at the end of the scene. Figure out how far off the sound track is and use Audacity Effect > Change Speed to line them up. From there it’s always the same correction and you don’t need the end sticks any more.
Piece of cake, right?