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Windows 8.1 splits my four inputs in two
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rayatkinson1
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In Audacity, if I select an input source, it only gives me the options for "Line 1/2" and "Line 3/4" instead of treating them as one device. I can only record with two mic/instruments at a time instead of all four. I want to use the AudioBox for a podcast with four microphones and am having little success.

I have uninstalled/reinstalled drivers ad nauseam with little luck.
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I don't use Audacity, but I think your answer is there. Your screenshot is showing the windows configuration, and it is showing it that way to represent stereo recording. You probably want to go into the setup in audacity, make sure the ABVSL is selected as the ASIO soundcard, and then make sure that you have the inputs configured as mono inputs. Its pretty easy, but since I haven't used the program, I can't give a more detailed direction on where to find what you need.

Maybe someone that uses Audacity can chime in at some point.
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Oh I definitely convert them to mono on the track. Input 1 is left channel and input 2 is right channel. It would sound annoying for a stereo effect on a podcast. Same goes for 3 and 4. 3 is left and 4 is right.

On a two mic setup, I can use 1 and 2 then mono it on a recording track. That's great for a two man show, but I want a four man show. I get audio levels from all four inputs and they sound perfect on the mixing software. However, when I go to record on programs (I have three; Audition, Audacity, and even Studio One), l can only use two mics at a time instead of all 4.

You can see in the screen shot, I have it in mono, but it treats my audiobox like 2 devices instead of one.
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Check in vsl if the tracks are linked. Should be at the bottom between the faders. You may have the channels set to mono, but something is telling audacity that the inputs are stereo.
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That was a part of my initial troubleshoot. No input is linked in VSL. I installed the audiobox on a third computer running Vista (Ugh) with the same results. I'll try installing it on my buddy's mac and see what's up there, but it's looking like I'm going to need a separate mixer so I can get four inputs at the same time on any recording software.
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Something is at play here. The 44 is a four input device so you shouldn't need additional hardware.

Just for the heck of it, have you tried to install ASIO4ALL, and maybe try to configure through that? Otherwise, I would advise you open a tech support ticket before you purchase anything else.
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Just wondering.. Cal it off the wall idea!!

In the Audiobox VSL driver app do you have the channels linked as stereo pairs?
If so try unlinking them and see if that makes a difference?
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Kiwicomposer wrote:Just wondering.. Cal it off the wall idea!!

In the Audiobox VSL driver app do you have the channels linked as stereo pairs?
If so try unlinking them and see if that makes a difference?


As the OP stated in his last post:

That was a part of my initial troubleshoot. No input is linked in VSL.

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This sounds like an issue with Audacity. Reaper sees my inputs as 1-4.
rayatkinson1
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Okay, found a workaround with no additional hardware required. Reaper allows for multitrack recording of all four inputs. I then took audition 1.5 from my XP machine and installed it on my new 8.1 (works perfect BTW!). I can multitrack record with that as well. Just have to mix everything down to one track before I can edit. It's an extra step, but only takes a few seconds for an hour long podcast. I'm just used to having every input on the mixer all on one track instead of having to separate them.

I don't use Audacity either, but I downloaded it to test the hardware before bringing Audition over to my new computer.

Thanks for the help! I'm satisfied with this solution and am looking forward to the next show using the Audiobox.
 
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