Record Two Separate Audio Inputs


    May 12 2011 | 10:33 pm
    Hello, Im trying to create a patch to record skype calls. I have the output of skype going to soundflower, but since I want to record the input of the microphone, as well, I'm wondering if its possible to record from two separate audio inputs at the same time (1 - Soundflower, 2 - built in mic).
    Since there is only one input selectable, I imagine this is not possible. If that is the case, are there any other options for accomplishing this? Thanks for your help in advance, -Levy

    • May 12 2011 | 10:38 pm
      you can use the [adoutput~] to insert the skype sounde into max. and you can use the [record~ 2] (??) object, with a 2 channel buffer. Recording to one channel the Skype audio and at the other the mic input. Sorry for not having a patch to simply show what you coyuld do exaclty but currently i have no max! sorry, hope it helps! Nikolas
    • May 12 2011 | 10:41 pm
      actualy i thing, you sould use the [sfrecord~ ] that records as long as you want. the record objects stop when the buffer is full. the sfplay has an argument specifying the number of inputs-channels
    • May 12 2011 | 11:58 pm
      Launch the Audio MIDI Setup app found in Applications/Utilities. Select the Audio Devices Window from the Window menu if it's not there already. Click the + in the bottom left to create a new aggregate audio device. This is a virtual device made up from other devices. Select Soundflower and your Built-In-Input from the list of the right.
      Now if you run Max with this aggregate device selected in the DSP settings, you should be able to use both inputs at once.
    • May 13 2011 | 8:05 pm
      I tried that, David, but to no avail.
      Do you use two adstatus~ objects, Korax?
    • May 13 2011 | 9:33 pm
      err..adoutput~
    • May 18 2011 | 7:52 am
      hm.... sorry, i think i am completely wrong! sorry for that...! I though that [adoutput~] was something like a "what you hear" option... when you can record the output to your speakers, recording everything that is heard from there :S The soundflower way, David said is the best i can think of!
    • Jun 24 2011 | 11:52 am
      i prefer to use this prog http://www.imcapture.com/skypecap/, try it!
    • Jul 13 2011 | 7:20 am
      i heard a lot of positive opinions about this tool http://www.imcapture.com/skypecap/
    • Jul 26 2011 | 10:09 am
    • Jul 26 2011 | 2:25 pm
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    • Mar 01 2017 | 8:25 pm
      I'm trying to record audio from another application that doesn't have any controls. I get the general idea of how to route audio from one app to another. I've used SoundFlower in the past but currently, it's not working on my system. I've been using Mxlr which works in a similar manner. The main question I have is how do I get the audio into a patch? What object and how to set it up?
      The app I want to stream into Max 7 is SonicPi. SonicPi doesn't have any driver controls so it simply uses whatever the system settings are. I've verified this by routing the audio from SonicPi into Logic.
      I'm very new to Max so the simplest way to do this is the best for me. Thanks in advance!