• Cejakio
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Aug 17th, 2019
    Trying to use multiple XLR condenser microphones through USB mixer on GarageBand
    Hello, We're a six man podcast and to date, we've been using XLR condenser mics, a mixing desk with USB interface built into it and Audacity on a PC laptop. God knows how we've made it this far but someone, we have! Anyway, we've now upgraded our laptop to a MacBook and want to use GarageBand to record. One one of the issues we've had previously is that you cannot record the microphones on independent tracks with Audacity so if someone coughs, for example, you can't edit just the cough, you have to edit the whole thing which makes it difficult. Parking that for one second, the issue we're having with GarageBand is trying to set up multiple tracks for each microphone. I've seen this is quite an easy thing to do with aggregators etc however as I previously mentioned.....because we are using XLR condenser microphones, we are using a mixing desk with a USB interface built in. When hooking everything up to GB, the input option for each track option only shows two mics from the USB mixer, as does the aggregate configurator. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1834
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Trying to use multiple XLR condenser microphones through USB mixer on GarageBand
    It sounds like the USB mixer, despite its multiple mic inputs/channels, only provides a stereo output to the computer (not uncommon) -- what brand/model is it? With a proper multichannel interface GarageBand recognizes, assigns, and records all the separate mics, as you can see in the pic below..
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