asked Oct 19 '15 at 21:48 by MassUse123 (11)

edited Oct 19 '15 at 21:50

I cannot manage to see how i could make it work

Just to mention, My USB mic is plug into my computer

Thanks in advance

If you use Windows, then you can make advantage of using ASIO4ALL that you can download at

It will make every audio device selectable as in/output, just select those you want to use.

I setup this solution to get the mic input of an M-audio FastTrack + the stereo recording of a Zoom H2N (truth is I was using another DAW at this time, but I guess it should work as well in BWS).


answered Oct 20 '15 at 12:32 by pakunoda (926)

edited Oct 20 '15 at 12:32

What operating system are you using?

If you are using linux with jack, you can use the tool alsa_in to add an additional audio-device to jack as input device. To get this working you configure jack to use your audio-card as primary input/output device and then start alsa_in on a console.

After adding the input you can go to the "Audio" tab within the preferences and add a new audio device pointing to the usb mic.

To get it working, you need to apply proper parameters to alsa_in. To find the appropriate parameters, an article like might help you.

In short: 1.) Get a list of all alsa-devices via "arecord -l". This will contain entries like this: * List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices * card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: USB audio device [CODEC] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 2.) Find your USB mic on the list and use the number of the card. (I will use 1) 3.) Start alsa_in like alsa_in -d hw:1 -j usb_mic where hw:1 means that card 1 should be used and -j usb_mic just assigns a sane name to the device to properly identify it within jack (and within bitwig).

If you get errors about an unsupported rate, you might want to use the -r parameter and apply a rate supported by your device.

Note: When using multiple audio input/output devices it might be a hard task to get the audio clocks synced properly. Thus a setup using multiple distinct (properly cheap) audio devices for input will always lead to a loss on audio quality. If you experience clicking or plopping on the USB mic, this can be quite normal as I doubt that your USB mic supports any external audio-clock synchronization.


answered Oct 20 '15 at 11:27 by fgarbsch (26)

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