Record An Interview With Separate Audio Channels Using VoiceMeeter Banana

I put together a video guide on how to record an interview using Skype or Discord, so they can be exported as separate audio tracks for more control over editing. This article will provide a text guide to further detail the steps needed to set up your recording.

We’re going to need a few things before we begin:

  1. If you don’t already have Voicemeeter or Voicemeeter Banana installed, grab it from the link just above as well as Audacity, and Skype or Discord.
  2. Install Voicemeeter and Virtual Audio Cable (both will require a restart).

  3. Set VoiceMeeter Output as default recording and payback devices.Set VoiceMeeteroutput as default recording and payback devices

  4. Set Voicemeeter Output as input device in Audacity and Voicemeter Input as the playback device in Audacity.Set Voicemeeter Output as input device in audacity and voice meter input as the playback device

  5. In Skype Or Discord Set Voicemeeter Output as your microphone and Cable Input as your speakers.In Skype Or Discord Set Voicemeeter Output as your microphone and Cable Input as your speakers

  6. In Voicemeeter set your Microphone as Hardware Input 1 … Cable Input as Hardware Input 2 and your default sound device as A1 (what it will be listed as will vary depending on whether you have a sound card, USB headphones, on board audio etc.
    In Voicemeeter set your microphone as hardware input 1 Cable Input as hardware input 2 and your deault sound device as A1 this will vary depending on whether you have a sound card usb headphones on board audio etc.png


  7. Using the Intellipan fucntion, you also want to set the audio position to the left for your microphone and to the right for your Cable Input. This will make Audacity think they are two separate audio channels.Set your audio to the left and cable input to the right

  8. Hit record in Audacity and begin your call as normal. Be sure to check your audio waveform to make sure that audacity is only capturing your audio in on one channel and the Cable Input (Discord/Skype) in the other. I highly suggest utilizing the Echo/ Sound Test Service that Skype has built  in, it simulates a call which will allow you to test your settings.Check audio waveform to make sure audio is recording correctly.png

  9. After your recording, duplicate the audio track by going to Edit > Duplicate in the menu or by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+Dduplicate your audio track by going to edit duplicate in the menu or by using the keyboard shortcut ctrl d

  10. Similar to what you did in Voicemeeter, assign your audio to the left using the audio balance slider. You can do this with either audio track, however I suggest making the top  one the left channel so you know for a fact that track 1 will be your audio after you export.Assign your audio to the left channel and cable input to the right in audacity

  11. Now you can export both your audio tracks by going to File > Export Multiple or using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+Shift+LNow you can export both your audio tracks by going to file export multiple or using the keyboard shortcut crtl shift l

  12. Name your file, and Audacity automatically number your tracks in descending order (top to bottom)Name your file and audacity autamatically number your tracks in decending order top to bottom.png

  13. That’s it! You’re done! You can also export a master audio file with both audio tracks embeded and synced up by deleting the duplicate channel and going to file export in the menu. Just make sure to move the audio balance back to the center or you’ll only export one side! Youre done you can also export a master file with both audio tracks embeded and synced up by deleting the duplicate channel and going to file export in the menu just make sure to move the audio balance back to the center or you.png

 

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