I’m been working with Audacity for years with a Line In connection from a mixing board to my desktop (PC). A while ago we needed to replace the mixing board and I picked up an Alesis MultiMix 8 USB in hopes of being able to work from my laptop as well.
I’ve never been able to make the USB connection work properly and have continued to use the Line In connection as we always have, with excellent results. But I do have some smaller projects going on and I’d really rather not lug the desktop around. I’d appreciate any advice on this matter from anyone who has been able to make it work.
I have selected the USB Codec in the Audio I/O tab under Preferences, but still I get no sound from the mic… the only input is a nasty hiss. I’ve fiddled with the input levels to no result. The mixer itself, the microphones and all of the cables are working fine, as we use them for regular recordings… I’m obviously missing something here… I’d appreciate any advice.