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  • #64362
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    BJ
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    Hi again,
    I was asking in an earlier post about best recording practices in a church setting. Client has a QU32 and is currently using the thumbdrive to record L/R then transfer to Audacity to edit. They wish to stream select channels, lets say channels 1-4 and 12-15 onto 8 separate tracks in Audacity. I d/l the windows drivers and the program see’s the QU32 (line) but I cannot figure out how to separate the tracks. Only way so far I can record is Ch1 is left and Ch2 is right on a stereo track. I assume it’s a routing problem but I just don’t see the options there to make individual tracks. I d/l Audacity and have it hooked up to our shops QU24 to test.
    Any suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks. BJ

    #64363
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    Go to Setup>I/O patch then QUdrive. There is your touting screen. Select which channels to the USB B out. Then arm the channels you want to record in your DAW.

    #64364
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    BJ
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    double post

    #64365
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    Thanks. I do have the channels routed correctly in the QU24 as you described. Cannot get them to populate on the recording software. Works ok in Reaper.

    #64366
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    Not sure. I’ve only used it on Pro Tools and Studio One. Not real familiar with Audacity DAW.

    #64372
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    I think the options are in the preferences menu – which isn’t necessarily obvious.

    There is a section on recording interfaces, which then
    Allows you to select how many channels to
    Record.

    Arrange the ones you want as the first n from the Qu, then just record n channels on audacity…

    #64378
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    BJ
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    yup btdt.
    You can also set that up from the main window. But here is the issue. If I select <windows direct sound> as my audio host, and <line (QU24)> as my input, I am only given the choice of <1 mono> or <2 stereo> as my track selections. That will actually work fine if I only want to record one mono track, but not what the client wishes.
    My next choice is to try <Windows WASAPI> as my audio host. Now I can select up to 32 mono channels yay. However, when I hit record I get error message <Error opening sound device. Try changing audio host, recording device and project sample rate>
    I did try changing sample rate to lowest offered and still no luck. Quite annoying actually.
    Changing audio host to MME brings me back to having the <1 mono> or <2 stereo> option.

    #64382
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    BJ, have you downloaded and installed the A&H ASIO driver for the QU on your laptop?

    #64384
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    BJ
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    Yes driver was installed after I tried connecting and the software would not see the QU. After I d/l I can connect, but with the limitations I described.
    Thanks

    #64386
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    Get an OS that supports core audio… :p

    #64388
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    church-cheap

    #64389
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    Hmmmmm…

    Trouble with a freeware program not walking on water?

    Golly.

    In doing a quick search around Audacity, it appears that there is a fork in the terminology road. Multi-track does not mean the same as multi-channel…apparently,
    the difference being overdub capability versus simultaneous recording of multiple channels.

    Sounds like time for Reaper or PT.

    #64391
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    Linux is free and supports core audio… it’s not expensive.

    I have remembered that i did have to compile and ASIO enabled version of audacity when I was doing it on a P400 though…

    Why stream to PC rather than recording multitrack on a USB stick?

    #64401
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    church-cheap

    Use Reaper. It’s $60 for individuals, small businesses and non-profits.

    https://www.reaper.fm/purchase.php

    Chris

    #64404
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    BJ
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    lol, thanks anyways everyone.

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