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Old 27th May 2022
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So I need to record 2 mics on separate audio files using the tascam dr-40x just wondering if this is possible? So we're recording a stage play but I need one mic to the left of the stage and one to the right but all recording the same time.
Old 27th May 2022
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According to page 29 of the reference manual, this is not possible.

There are two mono modes: INT MONO (which records a mono file using the two internal microphones) or EXT IN 1 (which records the left external input in mono).

All of the other options are stereo, presumably saved to one interleaved stereo file (I don't own this recorder, I simply downloaded the reference manual from Tascam's site). I don't see any way to get two mono files, one for the left input and one for the right input.
Old 28th May 2022
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Record as normal and then in post split the files into mono files. Pan as needed.
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Would Sound Devices Wave Agent help you? You can use this app to break interleaved files into separate wav files.

https://www.sounddevices.com/product...gent-software/

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Old 28th May 2022
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Free Audacity also does this, with a couple of clicks.

Click the down arrow next to the name of the track, then select "Split Stereo Track":
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Old 28th May 2022
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Originally Posted by IINUBEII ➡️
So I need to record 2 mics on separate audio files using the tascam dr-40x just wondering if this is possible? So we're recording a stage play but I need one mic to the left of the stage and one to the right but all recording the same time.
REC MODE: Stereo
SOURCE: EXT INDEP.
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Originally Posted by tourtelot ➡️
Would Sound Devices Wave Agent help you? You can use this app to break interleaved files into separate wav files.

https://www.sounddevices.com/product...gent-software/

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Yes Wave Agent can do this. It’s free and can do this as a batch process. It also has a simple audio file player-where any or all audio tracks contained within a single mono, stereo or polywave file can be played, with L or C or R panning/Mute/Solo and fader for each track within a stereo/polywave. It’s much easier to use than having to open a DAW and split into mono files to check out
which track is which, audition a quickie mix, and is very helpful in guiding the splitting decisions for a polwave.
(eg when I need to split out a quad B-format file plus various stereo and mono files from a single polywave).
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What's happened to the OP - not so urgent after all?
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Guess he got his information and went on about his day. We deliver answers with a smile, no?

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Indeedy-do.
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