Recording surround sound

I want to record all 8 channel inputs, but only two are being recorded and I assume these two are all channels but joined.

It MIGHT work with a true 7.1 soundcard, but I’m not sure. I’m talking about a soundcard with connections for 8 separate speakers, not “virtual surround”.

I believe your headset has a regular stereo headphone plug, and obviously only 2 earcups so the surround is being down-mixed to 2-channel stereo.

And in general, Audacity is “not great” at multitrack recording. :frowning: