I am setting up 2 computers for live streaming / take calls on air / streaming games etc...

Due to the complexity of the sound setup, it has come to my attention that a need for a MULTI TRACK MIXER via USB is required. The Behringer XWNYX X1222 USB only has 2 channels (Stereo).


For me, I have calculated 4 channels would be good.

Are there any suggestions without breaking the bank?

Thank you

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions seeking specific product or service recommendations, where the answer is likely to be either entirely personal or short-lived as a result of changing markets, are off topic here. Please rephrase your question to describe the problem you're trying to solve or what you do not understand that prevents you from determining the answer yourself. – Tetsujin Feb 13 at 20:29
  • @Tetsujin - Edited. However, I still need to ask for a make and model. There seems to be a lot of people with the same issue online with NO clear solution, it seems that 4 channels seems to be the sweet sport for a lot of people – Arthor Feb 13 at 20:41
  • There is no sweet spot for an application such as this - every requirement is different. – Mark Feb 13 at 21:42
  • @Mark - Not for streamers as I have investigated. – Arthor Feb 13 at 22:20

I'm not convinced you need an analog mixer at all. Or 2 computers, for that matter. All this can be done in software on a single computer, without the need to run analog outputs->mixer->input into second machine.

Your inputs:

  • Game output (stereo, digital)
  • your mic (mono, analog)
  • callers (I'm assuming this is on the computer as well, using Skype or somesuch).

Outputs: 1 stereo pair to go into your streaming sw, plus monitoring via your headphones.

What you need:

  1. some way to connect 1 microphone. If the mic input of your sound card isn't enough, there are loads of audio interfaces at every price point, depending on your mic and quality requirements.

  2. a program that can route sound from one app to another (maybe, depending on how capable your DAW is)

  3. a DAW to mix the channels.

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