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Multichannel Options Missing in Premiere 2022 for Windows

Community Beginner ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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When recording multichannel via Mac, I see several options (shown below).

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In Windows, I'm only seeing 01M and 02M. Has anyone seen this problem? How can I restore the multichannel options on Windows?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Community Expert , Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

You will only get multichannel recording to work under Windows if you use ASIO as the drive class. The way Microsoft wrote the code makes it rather difficult for multichannel nodes to be exposed - certainly in WDM - and nobody bothers, because the code ends up being rather inefficient. With MME apparently it's a nightmare. ASIO is okay from this point of view though, as it bypasses most of the Windows OS layers and so has none of these restrictions.

 

So yeah, fair and square it's Microsoft's fa

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You will only get multichannel recording to work under Windows if you use ASIO as the drive class. The way Microsoft wrote the code makes it rather difficult for multichannel nodes to be exposed - certainly in WDM - and nobody bothers, because the code ends up being rather inefficient. With MME apparently it's a nightmare. ASIO is okay from this point of view though, as it bypasses most of the Windows OS layers and so has none of these restrictions.

 

So yeah, fair and square it's Microsoft's fault - entirely. And it's been like that for a very long time...

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Thanks! I had already installed the ASIO drivers, but didn't go through the configuration process.

 

All set and back in business! Thanks again!

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