I am new to the forum and to the Audacity program too, so I hope I will do my best to keep things as meaningful as I can for you. I already check the FAQ questions and made a search into the forum previous topics, but I could not find something which was quite the same information that I need.
I am running Audacity 2.0.2 on Windows XP 2002 version SP3.
What I would like to do is simply recording some audio files from my 8-channel pre-amplified microphones input device Presonus Firestudio which is connected to my desktop PC trough a Firewire port. The port is not properly fixed to the main board, so every now and then I get a blue screen saying a driver is not properly connected and not properly working which makes me often restart the recordings .
Anyway, it is been some time since I have been recording without any problems (other than stopping for the Firewire board crash), but this morning something unpredictable happened! Basically, while so far I could normally record in any possible configuration the signals coming from my 8 microphones now, after the n-th crash, Audacity does not recognise my 8 inputs anymore, but one only. I tried to understand whether it is a soundcard problem, but if I run the software which comes with it, it can still work fine and see all the microphones, their input levels and so on. I also reconfigurated all the Audacity options for the input device, but still nothing changed. I unplugged all the possible things, restarted all the devices and made all kind of switch off and on again operations, still Audacity sees one input only.
What do you think has happended? And where do you think I may be wrong?
Thanks in advance for your help,