trevlyns wrote:Thanks Greg - I have an external Focusrite 18i8
Looks like somebody's rocking the big guns
If your computer defaults its output to LINEOut 1-2 on the 18i8, you could just get two short TRS patch cables and patch those outs to two of your line inputs (either on the back of the unit or through the front panel for gain-staging). Then tell Mixcraft to use an alternate output as the mains (out 3-4 maybe?) and record from whatever your inputs are.
Obviously you'd need to use WaveRT or Wave mode, as your computer will lose access to the 18i8 if using ASIO and you'd be back to square one.
Alternately, you could get a male 3.5mm TRS to twin male 1/4" TS adapter
, and plug that into your computer's headphone jack, then have your computer play the signal you want to record through the internal soundcard. That way you'd be passing the computer's audio through the headphone jack to the 18i8 into Mixcraft.
Is it incredibly messy either way? well, yeah.