Applies to: Vocaster One and Vocaster Two
The Vocaster's Loopback feature lets you record other audio sources from within your computer (e.g., the audio output from a web browser). Loopback uses the Vocaster's 'virtual' inputs, which have no physical connectors on the hardware interface itself but may be selected in a DAW as signal sources for recording in the same way as any other.
In this article, we will cover how to use the Loopback 1 channel of a Vocaster One in order to record audio from a web browser into Reaper.
First, you will want to make sure that the 'Speakers (Focusrite USB Audio)' option is set as your playback device in the Windows audio settings.
When playing the signal from your web browser, you should see the signal metering for Loopback 1 in the Vocaster Hub software. Notice that the fader was lowered a bit to avoid clipping/distortion.
In Reaper, or any other DAW, make sure to create a new Audio Track and Mute the input. This step is crucial, as it will avoid a feedback loop that could cause damage to headphones, speakers, or even worse - your hearing!
Once your audio track is muted, you will need to route the Loopback inputs as a stereo input. In Reaper, the path will look as follows: Input: Stereo > Loopback 1 L / Loopback 1 R
At this point, any audio playing on your computer, e.g., a separate audio replay program or from an Internet browser, will be routed into your DAW ready for recording. Hit record in your DAW to capture the audio.
For more information regarding the Channel ordering of your Vocaster, please see the following article: Vocaster One and Vocaster Two: Channel Ordering