Saturday, February 25, 2017

Trying to Do Something Painfully Simple

This should be simple: take two stereo inputs as two separate tracks.

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, which has two XLR inputs.  Apparently each input records only mono.  It should be possible to hook up a stereo mike to the PC's input plug and record from both devices as separate tracks.  One of you pointed me to instructions for how to do that with Ableton Live 9, but those instructions do not work.  Ableton Live is about as simple to operate as an interstellar spacecraft, with zillions of ways to set it up.  It doesn't help that the intro videos on Ableton Live 9 show different screens than the version on my PC.

There is supposed to be a way to do this grabbing inputs from two devices with Audacity.  Supposedly, the Line In selector will pull in tracks from all devices up to the last one in the list, but it really only grabs from the device selected.  I don't see a way to grab inputs from more than one device.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Quoting from a tutorial I saw online:

"For Windows, although with rare exceptions you can’t aggregate ASIO devices, you can aggregate interfaces that work with WDM/KS, WASAPI, or WaveRT drivers. Just select one of these drivers in your host software, and all the I/O will appear as available inputs and outputs in your application"

Clayton Cramer said...

Thanks for that suggestion.