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How recording from 2 soundcards, to 1 ogg file (3 channels), Need help with this
Power2All
post May 31 2011, 11:38
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Hi,

Im looking into a option, for Windows if possible, to record 3 channels.
I have here 2 soundcards from which I want to record into 1 ogg file.
This means, 2 channels from one (LINE input), and 1 channel from the other (MIC input).
Since we use a seperate soundcard hooked to USB, thats why I'm talking about 2 soundcards.
If there is a application that can read from both the soundcards, and forward it to like oggenc2, would be sufficient for me as well.

Anybody got a idea ?

Ow yea, so you know, we got our own frontend, so if there is any command-prompt app that can do it, would be sweet smile.gif

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AndyH-ha
post May 31 2011, 11:53
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You need to be aware that these separate ADCs will be on separate clocks and will not stay in synch with each other. This may not matter much on short recordings but is generally unsatisfactory if the recording is not short.

Using multiple soundcards is very common in professional work, but means are provided to run all of the cards (even if of different manufacturers) on one central clock. Professional soundcards generally have the facilities for this, a USB microphone almost certainly does not.

Almost any multi-track recording application will support multiple soundcards. However, a single computer will only allow one audio device at a time to operate if ASIO drivers are used. Some soundcards, such as many of the M-Audio Delta series, will support multiple soundcards as one under ASIO, maybe other brands do too, but it may not be possible to get cards from different manufacturers to play together.
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