I am brand new to live recording and sound, but will be taking on a recording of a two-day fest. I currently have a Scarlett 6i6 for external device, and will be running it to my MacBookPro using Audacity. The lines in will include to XLR condenser mics and a left and right line out from the sound board.
Do I configure Audacity for 4-channels?
Will the separate channels save in four separate files when exported?
Do I need to manually save the files/project to my desired storage drive, or can I configure to do so automatically?
Do I really need the Scarlett Mixing software, or can I strictly use Audacity to record from the Scarlett?
Any helpful hints would be welcomed…appreciate it!
If Audacity presents you with multiple channels in Devices Preferences, I would choose the maximum six channels so that Audacity captures the four you are sending. You can use the [X] on the top left of the track to close the two silent tracks.