I’m having a challenge with a new interface and Audacity. I’m on Win 7 with Audacity 2.1.1.
I have a four channel AI (Sternberg UR44), but can only get a signal from channel 1 when I record in mono, and I only get a signal from two I record a stereo track (1 is right, 2 is left). 3 and 4 are apparently never available. Is this how it works with audacity? Is there any way I can assign a channel other than 1 to a mono track?
I record mono tracks for VO. My selfish interest is that I’d prefer to not have to switch mic cables at the AI when I change mics. I have four mics, four channels, so all should be cool, or so I thought.
As you read below, Sternberg support sent me to Audacity support. I reached out to Paul Licameli (at Facebook VO Audacity) and he said he didn’t believe Audacity supports more than two input channels at once. He suggested I reach out to the Audacity Forum.
[My question to Sternbery Support:]
Subject: Using UR44 with Audacity DAW
I bought a UR 44 so I could have all four of my mics plugged in at one time, would not have to switch them out when using a different mic. My thinking was that I would just raise the gain on the mic channel I was using (after turning on phantom power, of course). I am using Audacity 2.1.1 as my DAW on a PC, and when I record a mono track, I am only able to get channel 1 to generate a signal. When I record a stereo track, I get a left signal from 1 and a right signal from 2, but nothing from 3 and 4.
Is there a way I can record mono tracks using any of the 4 channels? If so, how?
Hello Paul Ford,
Thank you for contacting the Steinberg US Support team. My name is Josh and I will be assisting you with your request.
Yes, you can record up to four microphones on mono audio tracks simultaneously with the UR44 however I am sorry but I am not familiar with the internal routing of Audacity and my recommendation would be to contact their support team for assistance with that. The way you do that inside of the included Cubase AI OEM software is to create four mono audio tracks and then set each of the audio channels to a different input on the UR44 hardware device using the VST Connections screen.
I believe this should resolve your request. You will be receiving a survey by email. Please let me know how I did today.
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Steinberg US Support