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Record output of PC?

Postby trevlyns » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:26 pm

Mildly curious guys...
So lets say I have an mp3 - or even a radio broadcast emanating from my PC, through my AI and out to my monitors. Any way I can record that on MC in real time?
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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Hi,

Does your inboard soundcard have an option called Stereo Mix in Core Audio (WaveRT) mode?

If not, check out this thread: https://forums.acoustica.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=24218

Edited to add: basically, the answer depends on whether your soundcard supports that. Sometimes updating the soundcard driver will give you the option.

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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby trevlyns » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:05 pm

Thanks Greg - I have an external Focusrite 18i8
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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby GovernmentMule » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:21 pm

Here is an article that talks about what Greg mentioned with Stereo Mix.

If that does not work it explains how to record streaming audio with Audacity ( which is free).
And then you could export the audio file into Mixcraft.

https://www.howtogeek.com/217348/how-to-record-the-sound-coming-from-your-pc-even-without-stereo-mix/

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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi,

I was talking about getting Stereo Mix working with your internal soundcard. For a Focusrite, you would have to get hardware involved.

Check out idea #1 in this blog post about recording Skype: https://thepodcastersstudio.com/record-skype-using-a-focusrite-2i4/

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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby jlouvar » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:12 am

If that does not work it explains how to record streaming audio with Audacity ( which is free).
And then you could export the audio file into Mixcraft.

FWIW: I can't add Stereo Mix to my Windows 10 Lenovo laptop... So the above is what I have to do.
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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby trevlyns » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:28 am

Thanks for the replies guys. Been away a day or two but will look into this 8)
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Re: Record output of PC?

Postby comedians » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:47 pm

I've found that Windows 10 often updates the audio driver with a Windows generic driver and Stereo Mix does not work with it. Best off using the correct driver certainly Realtek works.

Trev I presume you have checked Stereo Mix is not hidden? (right click on empty space under recording).


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