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Recording 4 mono channels what is easiest?

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:46 pm
by mattstroud
Hi all,

I need to record 4 channels of audio coming from 4 microphones, i thought i could use 2 channels on the line in socket (one using the left channel and the other using the right channel) and the same using the mic socket. But i realised during testing that the mic socket is only mono, meaning i only have 3 available channels in total into my computer.

If i was to buy a USB 5.1 sound card or something like that would i be able to use 4 of the chanels from that, maybe front right, front left, rear right and rear left as the 4 mic inputs i need to record? If was to find a device like this would the MCRS software display all the channels or would it only show Left and right channel still?

Thanks in advance for any help.