Devices & Versions
- x1800 v1.2
- SC500 v1.4.1
- Audacity 2.3.3
- Win 10 Pro - 19093 18362.720
- Utility -> Advanced Audio -> Sampling Rate -> Set to 44.1hz (& accept prompt) (1)
- (Back) -> USB Audio -> Assing / Check each channel CH1-4 to its standard output (CH1 -> 1/2, CH2 -> 3/4, CH3 -> 5/6, CH4 -> 7/8; if you have never changed these settings they should already be configured this way)
- (Connect devices with a USB A/B Cable)
- Go to the “old” Windows Sound Settings (either one of THESE methods will work)
- Recording -> Select Denon Multichannel Device -> Advanced -> Default Format -> Select 10 Channel 16bit 44.1hz (1)
- Start / Restart Audacity -> Select Windows WASAPI, Multichannel Device, 10 Channels (2)
And you are ready to go!
- Play around with Audacity’s recording level and the x1800 “Master Output Level” as well as each channels Level Control in order to get the mix that you want. I haven’t recorded much with this method since I literally discovered this within the last hour but I’m sure there are multiple ways to adjust channel levels in audacity even after recording (maybe this might help with further info).
- If you need any help or have feedback for me, please feel free to leave it below. I was looking for a way to share my sessions or even stream them since we all have more time on our hands atm so I thought sharing this might help someone else in the same situation.
(1) 24bit seems to work as well for me but puts more load on my cpu, 32bit laggs too much for me just as higher HZ settings; theoretically all HZ settings should work as long as they are identical on both Windows Recording [PC.3] and Mixer Sampling Rate [X18.1] settings.
(2) Output device doesn’t seem to matter; in my tests Windows was only able to display the first two channels since my output playback devices are all in stereo - don’t worry it’s still recording everything anyway.
Stay Safe & Enjoy! Cheers.