I should mention I am using Windows 10 (64bit)
Record Audio from DJM900NXS2
Should the technique in the above video still work? It doesn't for me. I have replicated the set up and I'm sure this worked in the past but doesn't anymore.
All I want to do is record the output from my DJM in my computer (without using RCA - Mini-jack via line-in) - how can this be so difficult? All other mixers seem to have no issues with Audacity etc, but the flagship djm900nxs2 is full of issues :|
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For the multi channel recording you need ASIO support in Audacity, which isn't there. Therefore it doesn't work on a Windows PC.
There are instructions out there in the web how to compile Audacity with ASIO support which would make it work for windows but it isn't allowed to distribute already complied versions due to licensing restrictions.
When going to the Audacity forum, you will find what you need.
I should also mention that it seems impossible to get an audio signal to my laptop via the USB for use with ANY software - I just used Audacity as an example. I'm not too bothered about the multi-channel recording - I'd just like to record the REC-out signal. When I'm playing audio through the mixer there is no signal showing on the 'DJM900nxs2' in the sound settings on the laptop. In other words, I can't get any sound from the mixer into Audacity, Ableton or OBS for live streaming.
@Jordan > Ableton Live is the ONLY software you mention in your post which is capable (out-of-the-box) of using the DJM's ASIO drivers, meaning that's the only one that could potentially work.
If you have the DJM's drivers installed, and have configured one of the output pairs for the mix (REC-OUT) in the device config (as seen at 0:50 of the video you linked), that would be a source you could record in the software.
Windows video guides are still on my list of things to do, but it's a long list.
Consider taking a look at this article for a temporary work-around.
Thanks @Pulse - Disappointing but, I suppose, somewhat suspected response given I've not been able to find any solution online. Such a shame that something as simple as taking audio from a mixer via USB has become so difficult - I don't think I'll ever understand why this is the case.
I'll give the workaround a try although I suspect it'll get complicated because I'm actually routing audio from Traktor to two of my DJM channels from the same laptop. Will let you know how I get on.
See, you didn't note that in your original post -- you're trying to do something a bit more "out of the box" so it doesn't surprise me you're having issues. You certainly would want to use 3rd party software allowing you to route audio to various applications, as most applications and devices / drivers only allow one app at a time to access the hardware.
@Pulse To be honest, a DJM + 2 CDJ + 2 Kontrol D2s is hardly out of the box.. is it? I previously used a similar set up but with 2 cdjs + the kontrol S8. This worked perfectly - I could kontrol 2 decks with traktor, 2 with cdjs all while streaming the rec-out from the mixer AND recording each of the four channels + rec-out in audacity. I could live with just forgetting about the traktor inputs and record the mixer REC-OUT using just 2 CDJs (my main aim is to record my radio show + stream it to chew.tv or similar) but it seems that's t
@Jordan > It is if you're trying to use Ableton or Audacity to record when Traktor can do it built-in.
If you're trying to broadcast, use my guide (as previously linked).
@Pulse Yes, Traktor can record but theres' no audio signal coming from my dj mixer to the laptop, i.e. there's no sound for traktor to record. If changed the utility settings so that traktor should pick up my two CDJ channels on the mixer but it doesn't. Also, traktor would not allow the multi-channel mixing that was really easy before in Audacity with the S8.
In the little sound settings app (no djm shown as not currently plugged in), the djm will show but no signal being received on it, i.e. all grey bars (no sound).
However I will try the workaround tonight and let you know if this works with/without the addition of two traktor kontrol d2 decks
@Jordan > Do you have the DJM900's input 1/2 set to the REC output? That should be the selection within Traktor for it to record.
@Pulse Yeah. Initially I had only the input 1/2 set to REC-OUT and nothing was happening - when in the Traktor settings, I can see the the DJM inputs and the box to the right of each channel which should light up when there is audio running through the mixer. However, it doesn't matter what I try - no audio signal is recognized. I've tried setting the DJM inputs all to rec-out individually and at the same but the problem persists.
As a different work around, should an external audio interface from the mixer (something like Komplete Audio 6 or the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) connected to my laptop via USB allow me to:
1. Route audio into a DAW (Ableton, Audacity, Cubase, etc.)?
2. Access the audio signal through OBS for live streaming?
Thanks again for your help.
@ Jordan by trying and trying the only "way" I did got audio from djm to Windows "apps" (including shoutcast etc web browsers sound etc) is: I open rekordbox, i change the áudio to djm line2, I close rekordbox and...... voila! I have djm audio on all Windows apps and shits ;)