I'm trying to get started with Adobe Audition 220.127.116.11 on Windows 10 1909 (18363.836). I've watched the Adobe tutorials, some you tube videos, and also some classes on Udemy to become familiar with the platform. One issue I am having that is different from many of the videos I have watched is that if I go into Preferences -> Audio Hardware and select a device, that is the only input I can select if I create a multitrack session using the Podcast template. Under Audio Hardware I see USB Headset Microphone, USB Webcam Microphone, a couple of virtual audio cables, and Stereo Mix (Realtek Audio). All USB devices are plugged into a 10 port AUKEY hub. If I select any one of these as a default and go to the Host or Interview track input, the only option I'm seeing is the default I selected under Audio Hardware. I was expecting to see every hardware device under Mono or Stereo that was available under the default Audio Hardware screen.
I eventually want to record Discord (primary) or Skype (secondary) gaming sessions and was planning on using the headset or webcam mic for myself and Stereo Mix (Realtek Audio) for other parties and have them go into separate audio tracks. Does anyone have any ideas on why I'm only seeing the default input device as an option for the track inputs? Second (less important), for my eventual use case, aside from a better desk mic and maybe mixer, do you have any suggestions for hardware that will make it go more smoothly in the future? I don't mind investing in more equipment if setup is easily repeatable and reliable.
That's actually correct. You are using USB connections, and the MME Windows driver. Windows only allows you to make a single selection, and that's the one you've set as a default. To use Audition as a multi-input device you'd normally be using a sound device with an ASIO driver, which supports multiple inputs.
The only workaround that might work would be to use ASIO4ALL. You install it, and set Audition's device class to ASIO, and then if you open ASIO4ALL's control panel you should be able to see everything that's available as an input. These will all show up as available inputs on the individual track selection lists.
The other thing is that under no circumstances would I use the Podcast template! It contains a number of weird settings that regularly confuse people when they mistakenly try to use it, thinking that it will help them. It will not. Use the default template, and if you need to alter things specific to your podcast, do it afterwards. Apart from anything else, you will learn rather more about Audition that way.
Thank you! That was one detail that a lot of tutorials glossed over. I tried the Realtek ASIO driver but it didn't have all the options that the ASIO4ALL one has that lets me select different devices. That's moved my experiment along farther than it was!