Please enable recording more than one audio input/device

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Hello everyone,

I use Camtasia Studio to create tutorials for music production.

For this purpose, it would be very important to have the possibility to record several audio inputs at once, on seperate tracks.

Why?

I am using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software in all tutorials. Having the possibility to record more than just one input would enable to record the output of my DAW and my voice-over on two seperate tracks.

This would bring a lot of benefits:

- Balancing the audio levels of the VO and the output of the DAW after the recording (right now one needs to set the balance before the recording, which is not optimal, because audio levels can change dramatically during a recording)
- Editing out mistakes, or replacing the VO at sections where also audio from the DAW is audible at the same time (impossible to do right now)
- If needed, one could process the VO independently in a seperate audio editor, without affecting the audio from the DAW
- One could replace the VO completely without any problems, if needed (e.g. for a translation or another narrator)

Furthermore, I'd like to create tutorials for commercial platforms like Groove3, and many of them require you to deliver seperate audio tracks: one with the VO, and one with the output from the DAW (the music). So for this purpose it is crucial.

How?

What I'm asking for is basically to have severel drop down menus for selecting inputs (audio devices), instead of just one - which then would be recorded on seperate tracks in Camtasia Studio.



Note that the "Record system audio" option is not a help in Windows, because every serious DAW and audio interface is used with an ASIO-driver, which bypasses Windows' audio engine. So recording the system audio results in an empty audio track.
I tried switching to "Windows audio" instead of the ASIO driver in my DAW for screen recordings, but in that case the option to record system audio is not available, for whatever reason.

Many thanks for considering!

Reflex
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Sorry. It's been announced already that Camtaisa 9 will not have ASIO capability.
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Incidentally, it's possible to record your audio in multiple passes - then add them to different audio tracks in Camtasia?

That's what I did when creating for G3.

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Hello,

it's not ASIO capability I'm asking for, I'm not sure how you got this from my post?
All I'm asking for is the possibility to be able to record several audio inputs at once.
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Hi,

I assumed when you wrote the following you were looking for ASIO compatibility.

'Note that the "Record system audio" option is not a help in Windows, because every serious DAW and audio interface is used with an ASIO-driver, which bypasses Windows' audio engine. So recording the system audio results in an empty audio track.
I tried switching to "Windows audio" instead of the ASIO driver in my DAW for screen recordings, but in that case the option to record system audio is not available, for whatever reason.'


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Going back to my original suggestion, why not record the system audio first? And then record the narration afterwards. That's what I do.

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Or route your DAW through an external mixer with a connected mic. Then simply mix together as a simple stereo WAV file.


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Hi,

no, that was just a remark why the "record system audio" doesn't work in this case as a solution.

It would work, when I'd be recording the audio output of a program which does not use ASIO, for example a YouTube video played back in a browser. In this case, I could have my voice-over on a track in Camtasia, and everything else would be on a seperate track for the system audio.

What I tried is not using ASIO in my DAW for the screen recording, but switching to "Windows audio" instead. For whatever reason, if I do that, Camtasia does not let me record the system audio at all.
If that would work, that would be a solution with which I could absolutely live with.
Maybe somebody from TechSmith could help me examine, why this does not work?

Going back to my original suggestion, why not record the system audio first? And then record the narration afterwards. That's what I do.
That can certainly work for many applications, but for the kind of tutorials I do it's not really an option, because the narration and what I show on screen are very "interactive", if I might call it that.

 Or route your DAW through an external mixer with a connected mic. Then simply mix together as a simple stereo WAV file.
That would give me the same result as I have now, both the narration and the output on one single stereo track - but what I'd need is to have them on seperate tracks.

Many thanks for trying to help!
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I've used this occasionally, It might be what you're looking for.

http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/banana.htm



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That looks really interesting, thank you!

I'll give it a look and report back.