apologize if this question has been answered before, but I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer.
I switched from Mac to Fedora, and am not able to use ProTools any more. However, as I managed to find an adequate replacement for all the apps I used to use on the Mac side, I thought I might try out Audacity.
I want to record -as I am used - with my M-Box, and everything works fine with my setup on Fedora. However, I just can’ figure out how to record two mono channels with the two mics I connect to the M-Box. I need two mono tracks, as mic 1 is condenser, and mic 2 is dynamic - hence the need for individual control.
ProTools automatically creates 2 mono tracks to record into when told. Audacity seems to create new stereo track for recording when I hit the Record button, regardless of two mono tracks I previously created for recording (these get ignored). Same thing if I set to mono - I just get a mono track for recording, and the previously created two still get ignored.
Audacity doesn’t require arming tracks, so Record always creates a new track.
A new stereo recording is left and right channel of a stereo pair, not two mono tracks.
Audacity does have Append Record into the end of the selected tracks (SHIFT + R or SHIFT-click the Record button). So try creating your two empty mono tracks, CTRL + A to select both tracks, then Append Record.
You might get half volume tracks where the maximum without clipping is +/- 0.5 instead of +/- 1.0. That depends on your equipment and is part of the same “stereo pair” limitation.