How to record "what you hear" / pc audio and mixer channels via USB?

  1. #1 by Mark Lupker on 09-01-2015
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    How to record "what you hear" / pc audio and mixer channels via USB?

    Hi,

    I own a QX1002USB mixer, which makes recording and playback through USB possible. I also like the the mixer to replace my internal soundcard. I am using Windows 10.

    What I want:

    - Record from channel 1 & 2 (Mic) from the mixer to my PC together with Windows Media Player playback (which is part of the master mix). For example to record dubbing my vocals or mix it live with music (played from the same pc as the one recording the stuff).

    I seems all the input from the mixer (in my case the mics) are recorded fine, but internal Windows audio streams are not recorded at all. Normaly I use the What You Hear to record all sources of my internal sound card.

    Is this possible using USB? Or do I need to keep using my internal sound card and connect this the mixer somehow and record the whole thing directly from USB?

    Love the mixer, but need a little help how to do this. Or maybe do I need to buy a different mixer?

    Thanks for your help!!!

    Gr,
    Mark
  2. #2 by Michael Lapke on 09-03-2015
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    Hi Mark, welcome to the forums!

    It is possible to return a stereo track from your computer to the Mixer for your recording. According to the manual:

    http://www.behringer.com/assets/QX12...02USB_M_EN.pdf

    "The signal sent to your computer from your mixer is the same as the main bus. The audio returning from the computer to the mixer appears directly in the main and/or control room bus (depending on USB/2TR to MAIN and PHONES/CTRL RM buttons)"

    So when you have the "To Main Mix" button pressed then the return audio from your computer will appear in the Main Mix Bus, meaning that signal will flow to the main mix bus and result in that audio being sent to your computer along with any other audio you have routed to the Main Mix Bus.

    Hope this helps!

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  3. #3 by Mark Lupker on 09-05-2015
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    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your response.

    I've tried this, but it does not work... I can record everything from the mixer, but no pc sounds are recorded (for example WMP).
    Although I hear the pc audio in the monitor and also in the Main mix, nothing is recorded...

    I've noticed your answer here: http://forum.music-group.com/showthr...ighlight=Xenyx

    "The only thing you can't do is mix computer playback with live audio and record the mix of the two."

    If this is the case, I need to buy another mixer or disable playback through USB and connect my PC audio out (using the internal sound card)to an analog channel in the mixer and then record through USB.

    It's confusing
  4. #4 by Mark Lupker on 10-08-2015
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    Hi Michael,

    Any idea? Still confused here...

    Thanks,
    Gr,
    Mark


    - Michael Lapke wrote View Post
    Hi Mark, welcome to the forums!

    It is possible to return a stereo track from your computer to the Mixer for your recording. According to the manual:

    http://www.behringer.com/assets/QX12...02USB_M_EN.pdf

    "The signal sent to your computer from your mixer is the same as the main bus. The audio returning from the computer to the mixer appears directly in the main and/or control room bus (depending on USB/2TR to MAIN and PHONES/CTRL RM buttons)"

    So when you have the "To Main Mix" button pressed then the return audio from your computer will appear in the Main Mix Bus, meaning that signal will flow to the main mix bus and result in that audio being sent to your computer along with any other audio you have routed to the Main Mix Bus.

    Hope this helps!
  5. #5 by Mike McGee on 11-24-2015
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    I have the same issue, If I understand, you are trying to create a submix from your Live sound to record that sound on your DAW or other means. My experience has been Behringer driver provide no output so that you can monitor your live feed. I was able to accomplish this with ASIO4ALL drivers to create my submix. It does work.
  6. #6 by Florian Gerstenlauer on 11-25-2015
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    When you press "USB/2TR to Main Mix" the recording path to "2-Tr/USB" out is muted. So you can only play or record via USB. While recording you can only send the USB to your monitors but not to the main.
    It seems you need an other mixer.
  7. #7 by David Plunkett on 11-27-2015
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    Seemed to work for me

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question but I just tried to play a track on windows media player and simultaneously record it AND me playing guitar along with the song. It worked fine, via USB.

    I was using the smaller Q502USB and recorded to Audacity. I also had headphones on and could hear both myself and the media player during the recording phase.

    I cannot record the guitar part on a separate track - the media player song and my playing appear together - but I'm not sure you actually wanted to do that. Obviously you could do that as an overdub later.
  8. #8 by Yilia Yang on 06-08-2018
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    record audio

    It sounds advanced. I haven't tried to record audio via USB. For me, to record audio and video activities on my desktop screen, I will usually use screen recorder for pc. It can meet my expectations and let me specify the configurations for my output format.