Hey, guys! I have a big question and I'll be deeply grateful if you could help me with it.
I'm recording a podcast with 3 more friends and currently we have a big issue on syncing the tracks. Our setup consist of 4 Samson Meteor Mics (USB) and two laptops running Voicemeeter Banana for mixing purposes. Each laptop yields one track containing two of the mics and those two tracks go into Adobe Audition for editting. The thing is, since each USB mic has its own clock we have a huge de-syncing problem, and it turns the editting process into a living hell, because we would have random jumps on both tracks and it would take hours to fix it even before editting. We use two laptops because the software only has 2 inputs. We've read stuff about using an aggregate device on Mac and GarageBand to centralize the four mics with a laptop's own clock but recent versions no longer have podcasting features, at least out-of-the-box, and we don't have a Mac ourselves. Nothing has worked so far.
Do you know a good workaround for this, maybe a software for it or a specific setup we could use? We've thought about switching to XLR mics with an interface but that's way out of budget for us.
Again, it would be awesome if you could help us.