I'm recording guitar lessons and I want to record both my guitar and voice at the same time. To do so, I need two audio tracks in Live. But the difficult part is that to get my voice from the Zoom h4, I use the USB cable plugged on my computer and I connect the Zoom to my PC with I/O option. But to make it an audio input for live, I can't choose both Scarlett 2i2 AND Zoom H4 USB devices at the same time.

I tried to plug my Zoom H4 directly on my scarlett 2i2 interface but no signal was detected. I don't know if it's possible.

What can I do to fix this ?

Any help would be appreciated.

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How does the Zoom come into this? Connect your guitar to one channel of the 2i2, a microphone to the other.

  • I tried to plug the Zoom directly in the second input of my scarlett but when I do so, I have no signal detected...
    – Samy-DT
    Dec 21, 2016 at 14:34
  • Are you using the headphone output of the Zoom into a channel of the 2i2? That should work, as long as you have made up a suitable cable, considering that the Zoom output is stereo and there is only a mono input available on the 2i2, the other one being used by the guitar.
    – Laurence
    Dec 22, 2016 at 10:52
  • I did not tried the headphone output of the zoom. For now, I used the jack connection. I'll try what you say...And if it doesn't work, maybe I'll just invest in a true USB microphone. Merry christmas.
    – Samy-DT
    Dec 24, 2016 at 13:38
  • Your Zoom IS a USB microphone. If you want to use the 2i2 you need a normal, non-USB microphone. You might be able to coax the Zoom into acting as such, by tapping its monitor output. But it's a complicated way of doing a simple job.
    – Laurence
    Dec 24, 2016 at 14:15

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