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Live piano recording using 4 microphones, cannot hear inputs 3 and 4 in headphones, help!

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asked Jun 22, 2017 in Capture for StudioLive by karenorgill (150 points)
Having trouble hearing all the microphones through the headphones.  I can hear mics 1 and 2 fine, but nothing from mic 3 and 4.  The microphones are picking up the recording as seen in capture but I can't hear them in the headphones as I record live.  It's probably a simple fix but I can't figure it out.  I do only love piano recordings.  Using studio live 16.0.2 and presonus capture.

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answered Jun 23, 2017 by brentchaisson (1,180 points)
selected Aug 14, 2017 by AlexTinsley
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Hi there,

I took a quick peek at Capture a moment ago. I seem to think if you're recording 4 mics at once, you'll have the option to here ALL tracks back on a L-R playback within Capture...which plays back on outputs 1 & 2. Would this be why you're thinking that you're only hearing Mics 1 & 2? I'm not sure if you use Studio One, but there is a function in the Capture menu under SESSION to export all of your tracks. You could probably then load them into Studio one.

Another thing I'm thinking is that the 3rd and 4th mics could be out of phase (?) cancelling out... please let me know if you've made any progress. I'm interested in hearing!