You might find it useful to make recordings of each guest in a separate recording app. This can be useful if you work in a way where recording multiple takes is part of the job. For example, ADR, loop groups, remote crowd ADR etc. This guide will show you how to do that, using a virtual audio device on macOS.
Routing audio to another app requires Auxiliary Outputs and this won’t work in standard Cleanfeed, so you’ll need to upgrade to Cleanfeed Pro to use it.
This guide assumes you have some basic knowledge of audio routing. It is intended to give you an understanding of how to route audio from Cleanfeed to another app. In this case, using a virtual audio device and Adobe Audition, on macOS.
To avoid using physical patch cables between two sound cards, we turn toward a virtual audio device on macOS to achieve everything we need, inside the box. For this there is just one prerequisite:
Once you have completed the setup of the virtual audio driver, in order for Chrome to recognise discrete audio routes, it is necessary to create these via the Audio MIDI Setup.
Make sure that the sample rate of the BlackHole device is set to 48.0kHz before continuing.
The process of creating discrete audio routes requires the creation of an Aggregate Device. Make as many Aggregate Devices as you require to route each guest to your recording app.
Next it will be necessary to pair up the BlackHole virtual audio device with a physical input and output device, so you can still use your audio editor to listen to the output of your editor.
With all the necessary devices set up, you can now open your audio editor. We’re using Adobe Audition in this example, but the setup will be similar with other audio editors that support multitrack recording.
With your device setup, create a new multitrack project.
Ensure your session runs with a sample rate of 48000Hz, to match your audio devices.
Create corresponding stereo audio tracks to match the number of remote guests you expect to have in your Cleanfeed studio.
Assign the respective stereo input device on each track you have created. Use a new BlackHole device to match the ones you created in Audio MIDI Setup.
The last step is to get Cleanfeed setup in order to send audio from each guest in your studio.
From the Audio menu, under Playback, tick the checkbox next to Auxiliary outputs.
Now you can set an aux playback device for each guest in your studio. Press the gear icon to reveal the Aux dropdown menu to select your virtual devices.
Once you have assigned a device for each guest in your studio that corresponds with a track in your audio editor, it's time to get recording.
We’ve showed you how to get your audio for each guest out of Cleanfeed and into a recording app on macOS. We also have another guide for for Windows.