Akai EIE - help me understand the channels
First off, this issue is probably not specific to Audiobus, but I know several folks one this board have this interface and I'm hoping they can help me figure this out.
It appears that some apps see the EIE as having 4 mono channels. However, there are a few apps (Audiobus included) that appear to interpret the EIE as having 2 stereo channels.
For instance, if I plug a microphone into Channel 1, boot up Audiobus, set Input = Microphone and Output = Speakers, I get sound out of the left side. If I plug into Channel 2, then it comes out of the right side. This makes recording a single mic problematic. Other apps which behave this way are AudioReverb and MusicStudio.
But if I go into Garageband or one of the guitar simulation apps, they seem to understand that the EIE has 4 mono channels and works as I would expect.
My main use for the Akai EIE would be recording classical guitar with a mic; with a bit of reverb provided by AudioReverb. It doesn't seem like this is going to work out for me.
Does this make sense to anyone else or am I talking nonsense?