I wonder if we could share some ideas about the best ways to record our sets from the X1800 mixer.
The record out RCAs should work, but I would prefer to stay digital. The digital out coax is probably post master and would require particular equipment to capture, too…
USB seems to be the simplest method. When connected to my Mac, the audio device is capturing the mixer’s 4 stereo pairs as channels 1-8 and then channels 9 and 10 appear to be the “record out”! Perfect – this is just what I wanted to record on the laptop.
Now, to pull this off, I typically use butt (broadcast using this tool: https://danielnoethen.de/) for its simplicity. I know this app is somewhat popular, and I imagine others are up against the same issue. butt allows me to capture the audio to WAV on disk and stream up to dnbradio.com at the same time via shoutcast. This is my goal now with the X1800.
What I’m finding, though, is that butt doesn’t seem prepared to capture anything past the first stereo pair of the audio device.
So, I’m wondering how others are accomplishing recording. Are you launching Audacity or a fancy DAW to do the trick? I’d love to continue using butt, but it seems I might need to lay out $99 for a license of Loopback (https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/). Boy is that a buzzkill.
Is there an easier way to reassign the first two channels to be this record out pair? I experimented with creating an aggregate device in macOS’s “Audio MIDI Setup” screens, but I’m not sure it allows for quite what I need.
Much thanks for any thoughts!