I’m trying to record a vinyl mix in Audacity. My DJ mixer is connected to a Behringer X1204USB mixer, which I want to connect to my Windows laptop to record in Audacity. I’ve selected the Behringer mixer as recording device and I’ve connected all the cables in multiple configurations. Phantom Power is also on. But in each configuration and with each possible connection I do not see a audio signal in Audacity. I’m getting really frustrated and desperate, because there’s a lot of contradictory things on YouTube and on this forum and I simply do not know what I need to do.
Thanks in advance for any help. I really appreciate it.
With all of the routing options, mixers can sometimes be tricky to use. Here are my suggestions:
Do NOT select CD=2TRK/USB to Main.
The audio sent from the mixer to a computer is identical to the MAIN MIX. So select the Main Mix button to also route this signal to your headphones. Verify that you have the correct signal from your DJ mixer on your Behringer USB mixer headphones.
Behringer typically runs at 48000 sample rate. So make sure Windows is using this rate: [Windows-Key], “mmsys.cpl”, Recording tab, your X1204USB, Properties, Advanced tab, Default Rate.
In Audacity, Transport > Rescan Audio Devices, then Audio Setup > Recording Device > Behringer X1204USB
Or, do you have an amplifier connected so you know you’re getting a good analog signal?
Make sure to select the USB device as your Recording Device (and do not select the “loopback” option).
Listen To This Device will conform that Windows is getting audio. You should be able to hear the mixer through your computer speakers/headphones without running Audacity or any application. Of course, select the USB device, not the “microphone”.
Phantom power supplies power for studio condenser microphones. (Dynamic mics don’t need power, and “computer mics” are not compatible with your mixer.)
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