In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up the X1800 or X1850 Prime mixer with OBS. Following these steps will allow you to use either mixer as your audio input source without the need for an additional USB audio interface.
X1800 running firmware v1.5.0 or higher
X1850 running firmware v1.3.0 or higher
X1800/50 Windows Driver (Windows only)
Windows or macOS computer running OBS software
First, you’ll want to ensure that your mixer is running the latest firmware version that includes ‘Broadcast Mode’. This mode allows your computer to see the X1800/50 main output on USB audio channels 1 & 2. This feature was added in version 1.5.0 (X1800) and 1.3.0 (X1850).
So this update is a little odd to me. Personally I would just use another soundcard and connect my rec out from one of my 2 x1850’s to rec.
But what is strange, is I have been trying to find a way in which I could use one of my x1850 as a mixer for ableton. Effectively, I just wanted to use each of the channels as midi with the main output going to mains-not to channels. While trying to find a way to achieve this, I looked at the usb options in utility. I tried to change ch1 to 9/10 -but then I would get no sound from ableton on any channel?
I saw this update and thought that it maybe what I needed, but I put it in broadcast mode (which will likley work for obs) it did not change my result in ableton. Ableon only shows channels 1/2, 3/4 5/6 and 7/8 for output but it show 1-10 in input.
Given my last statment-Im “assuming” when assigning channel 1 usb to 9/10 that it is going to the input rather than output?
Any help or enlightenment welcome.
Side note a midi only mode would be great to use mixer for live pa /studio use.
I dont understand what this broadcast mode brings to the table? I bought the original SC5000s and X1800 mixer 2 years ago when they first came to market, and have been streaming with it using OBS since day one. Running windows 10, I installed the x1800 mixer drivers, then in OBS selected output USB 9/10, made sure the sampling rate was set to 44.1 and it works fine. What does this broadcast mode do different than just selecting output 9/10? There was never a separate audio interface needed. It has always been built in to the mixer already.
Hi, Are you running Windows 10? If so, maybe check your Windows 10 privacy settings. They will override any audio interface mappings you may have. If you click Start > Settings > Privacy > Microphone, make sure Microphone access for this device is set to on. Make sure you have the Denon x1800/1850 drivers installed as well, which can be downloaded on the website, and then in OBS make sure you select Line 9/10 as your input source. That source is the main output of the mixer via USB.
Jenna… you rock 100% I of course have “god mode” on Windows 10 and turned off all invasive/tracking app and settings… I definitely have sound now!!! Thank you hahhahahaha www.soundcloud.com/mnraverkid shoot me your links to your music!!!
exact same thoughts… As a matter of fact, in Ableton, I can listen to any channel of the mixer. So I have SC5000 connected digital to the mixer, and in ableton if I pick any channel with ASIO driver I get the output too. So I have 5 "inputs in ableton each channel + master.
I didn’t know OBS could select 9/10 mine always looks only at 1/2. So what I was doing was using an RCA from master out back to channel 1 then doing my mix in channel 3 and 4 and using 1 as a master out. I will download this update as soon as I can and see if broadcast mode fixes this (I am expecting that it will work)
I can add any “windows” Sound device to the OBS mixer.
I have an x1850 - this one shows 5 output devices in windows (not the ASIO driver - alto that works in ableton in the same way for me). And so if I add these to the OBS mixer I can record all four decks and master in parallel if I wish.
Hi Everybody, I followed the procedure and everything was working fine. It was also working in Audacity. I did a shutdown of my PC, my mixer and went out for one hour of sport. Restarted again everything and it is not working anymore. IN Audacity I have the error : “-9999 Unanticipated host error” … No way to get it working again. So I have connected another PC and installed the software. …Same problem… So it is not the PC. Reboot of the mixer and verified if broadcast is on. …grmmfff… it is not working. Any idea what this could be ?