Inputs on my Zoom L-12 mixer don't correspond to the Input Channels in Ableton? Why's that and how do I solve it?
Jun 4th, 2022, 09:22
I'm new to Ableton and just learning how to use it. I'm running the 90 day trial version of Ableton Live 11 (Suite) on a Windows 10 laptop. I have a Zoom L-12 digital mixer, which is also a USB interface. I'm trying to figure out how to record guitars, vocals and an electronic drum kit into Ableton via the inputs on my Zoom L-12. On my digital mixer, I've got my guitar plugged into input 2, a vocal mic plugged into input 4 and the electronic drum kit plugged into input 8. However, when I open up audio tracks in Ableton, the inputs on my digital mixer don't correspond to the Input Channels in Ableton. This is really weird because I've tried other DAWs such as Cubase and it works fine. I've gone into Options > Preferences > Audio > Input Config (and Output Config), and selected the inputs (and outputs) which correspond to the tracks on my mixer. I've opened some audio tracks in session view in Ableton, each with the Input Type set to Ext.In and the tried different Input Channels from the drop down list below that, so I can see which inputs Ableton is detecting audio from. So, for example, with my guitar plugged into input 2 on my mixer, I notice that it's detecting signal for Input Channel 4 in Ableton when I play the guitar. Why doesn't Ableton detect signal for Input Channel 2, the same one my guitar is plugged into on the mixer? The vocal mic is plugged into input 4 on the mixer, but Ableton is detecting signal for Input Channels 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8. Why not input 4, where the mic is plugged into? The e-kit is plugged into input 8 on my mixer, yet in Ableton it's detecting signals for Input Channels 1, 2, 7 and 8 when I play something on the e-kit. Why is this happening, and how do I know which input on my mixer corresponds to which Input Channel in Ableton so I can record each instrument correctly? Thanks.Reply