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How recording from 2 soundcards, to 1 ogg file (3 channels), Need help with this
post May 31 2011, 11:38
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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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post May 31 2011, 20:22
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There are a few applications that can record directly to a compressed format, but typically you'd record to a non-compressed format (WAV or AIFF) and compress as a separate step. And assuming you are editing, compression is normally done as the final step after all editing.

If your recording application doesn't support more than one soundcard at a time and you are not concerned about sync, you should be able to open multiple instances of the recording program, and record multiple sources (from different devices). You'll have two separate files, but you should be able to combine them into one multichannel file and compress later.

Lots of things can go wrong when recording with a computer (or when you're doing anything with a computer biggrin.gif ). So if you are recording anything "critical", it would be better keep things as simple as possible and get a multichannel interface.
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