driven by Gale while discussing on the developer mailinglist, I'm going to publish my work-in-progress on enhancing Multichannel recordings with Audacity. I started to implement Record Profiles to address the following:
- remove both limitations mentioned in the Multichannel Recording Wiki
- implement the following Feature Requests
Allocate specific channels to specific Audacity tracks,
Allow nonconsecutive set of input channels to be selected
- BTW this could be a possible solution to the Pending Feature Request "Recording single channels"
On the other hand it would enable me to test my changes at a wider range of systems/hardware. I am using it for weeks now on Windows with ASIO driver for Tascam US-1800, which works okay!
So please tell me, if you are interested in testing - or just join the discussion at audacity-devel or read previous messages here: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/mess ... d=30524473
Uploaded the patch to compile Audacity with Record Profiles support: For all non-developers, there's a Windows build ready to use, but without ASIO support which might be needed for many devices to support multiple input channels. I had to upload it to my Dropbox, since it exceeds the maximum upload file size here:
(simply replace the EXE in your existing Audacity 2.0.3 installation!)
As a quick start simply add these lines to your audacity.cfg to create and enable the first profiles, that should appear in the capture channel selection dropdown on the next Audacity start:
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[AudioIO/RecordProfile1] MaxRecordChannels=2 Name=Left(1) only Channel1=1 ChannelName1=Left [AudioIO/RecordProfile2] MaxRecordChannels=2 Name=Right(2) only Channel1=2 ChannelName1=Right [AudioIO/RecordProfile3] MaxRecordChannels=2 Name=Swap Mono Channel1=2 ChannelName1=Right ChannelType1=R Channel2=1 ChannelName2=Left ChannelType2=L